Tag Archives: Jesus

On Placement – Part One


It has been a while since I updated you all about what’s happening with my spiritual journey so I thought today was a good day to share with you where I am up to. You may know that I am … Continue reading

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Wilderness


Lent Challenge – Wilderness When I think of the word “wilderness” a couple of things spring to mind. First of all I get the mental picture of a wide expanse of emptiness, with no visible living presence anywhere. I see … Continue reading

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Prayers for a New Year


I led the prayers in our Sunday worship this morning, and for a change I used a couple of props. I chose to pray around four items that are traditionally used on New Year’s Eve in Scottish households – coal, “black … Continue reading

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Mary Anoints Jesus


At study group tonight we looked at the passage of the Bible in John’s gospel where Mary anoints Jesus just before his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (John 12: 1- 8). We looked at it in terms of where we see … Continue reading

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Daybook Entry – Advent Sunday


FOR TODAY Outside my window… night has fallen. It’s not too cold tonight but there’s a funny sort of colour in the sky which makes me think that snow might be on the way. It’s not cold enough for that … Continue reading

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Signs of Daybreak


A rabbi once asked his students how they could tell when night had ended and day was on its way back. “Is it when you can see an animal in the distance, and can tell whether it is a sheep … Continue reading

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ALM – Authorised Lay Ministry


Authorised Lay Ministry is a new role, introduced three years ago and developed in the Diocese of Manchester as a way of enabling lay people (people like you and me) who have a passion for God and ministry to serve … Continue reading

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Pentecost


It’s the Church’s birthday today!! Pentecost is the celebration of when the Holy Spirit visited Jesus’ disciples following his ascension into Heaven, and therefore marks the start of the Christian faith. It was my turn to lead the intercessions in … Continue reading

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The Easter Story


Easter is the most significant time of the Christian calendar. Without it, there wouldn’t be any Christianity! We Christians believe that Jesus was put to death on a cross, was buried, and three days later rose from the grave. What … Continue reading

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Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. When were you last on a ‘mountaintop’?  You may answer in the literal or figurative sense of the word.  The setting of a mountain top is pertinent to me as a Christian at this time of the year. It … Continue reading

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