And The Thunder Rolls


There's something about thunder that brings out some sort of primal fear in me. My rational brain knows what it is, and that it is not going to kill me or that the end of the world isn't happening and all of that, but there is something unknown about thunder that short-circuits all rationality and …

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Giving Thanks


This post is the 200th consecutive piece I've published on the Mushy Cloud this year, and so I thought I would mark the occasion by listing 20 things I have been most grateful for this year. They are not in any particular order by the way, just like the Mushy Cloud, it is an eclectic …

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Give Thanks


Today's verse is offered after quite a difficult day on the Mushy Cloud. I've been at the mercy of the NHS appointment system today and have come up against a level of bureaucracy that is breathtaking in all its baffling glory. At various stages through the day I was in despair, irate, despondent and within …

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It Is Well


I am feeling a little under the weather this evening, and before anyone panics, no, it's not covid (I've got the lateral flow test to prove it). It's just the end of the week, I'm a bit tired, and the feeling of being nervous/excited/nervous/excited about my forthcoming ordination is starting to wear me out. But... …

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My Rock


I wrote yesterday about what it's like to wait for things to happen, and how hard it can be when it appears nothing much is going on. The verse I shared was one that reminded me that even in the apparent nothingness that comes with waiting, God is at work. And today's verse follows on …

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Busy Mushy


It has been a busy time on the Mushy Cloud recently, and I'm really glad to say that my spell of "what am I doing next?" has come to an end. If you remember a few weeks ago I was struggling a bit because I'd finished my academic studies, I had no deadlines, and I …

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PamBook Entry – 27th May 2021


Today is… 27th May 2021. It's my brother's birthday, my cousin's husband's birthday, and is the first anniversary of my father-in-law's funeral. What I’ve been up to today… lots of admin and preppy type stuff. I've created a music video for Sunday's services, attended a webinar on how to do digital church better, led a …

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Be Still…


As our country starts to take its first tentative steps out of lockdown towards normal living again, I can sense that our "busyness" is ramping up again. It feels to me like it won't be long before we are back to our previous levels of fast-paced, manic dashing from one thing to the next, and …

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Be The Light


We all need a light to show us the way sometimes. As a Christian I believe that the light is Jesus Christ, but there are times when I struggle. It's not because his light is ever dimmed because that will never happen, but that my eyes refuse to look. When that happens, I see the …

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“Fear Thou Not…”


Isaiah 41: 10 Sometimes I need to be reminded that I don't need to fear anything, and this verse is today's reminder. The most encouraging words in the word are "for I am with thee". God is with me throughout it all, and there is nothing to be feared because not only is he with …

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