Daybook Entry – New Year’s Eve 2016


For Today... the last day of 2016 Outside my window... I can hear some isolated bursts of fireworks going off locally. The weather is mild to cold but not frosty yet. I am thinking... about some changes I need to make in myself, my outlook, my worldview and my expectations. I am thankful... for so,... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving


In the spirit of Thanksgiving in the US today, I thought I would share with you a list of things I am thankful for in my life just now: The roof over my head. Yes, we owe more on the mortgage now than when we took it out 18 years ago, and yes there are... Continue Reading →

What Music Is


  "You know what music is? God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars" ¬†--Robin Williams (2007)    

I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say


This is a lovely hymn. Sung here by the¬†choir from my home town, Manchester Cathedral "I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say" The words are: "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" by Horatius Bonar, 1808-1899 1. I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Come unto Me and rest; Lay down, thou weary one, lay... Continue Reading →

Don’t Quit


I want to share the following poem with you today for my own inspiration as much as anyone else's. It's called "Don't Quit" and I have been familiar with it for a number of years. My Mum gave me a little card with it on when I was going through a particularly bad patch about... Continue Reading →

Give Us Today Our Daily Bread


When we say the Lord's prayer we kind of mouth our way through the words sometimes without giving them much thought, but there is one phrase in that prayer that strikes me every time I say it. "Give us today our daily bread". It sounds weird doesn't it? I mean, who has a diet of... Continue Reading →

Northumberland Part Two


It has been a gloriously long day today, with our alarms going off at 3.30am for a 3.45am get up. I had planned to go and catch the sunrise on the beach at Bamburgh with Kevin this morning, and we were going to do a bit of experimental photography while we were there. Oh boy!... Continue Reading →

A Celtic Prayer


We used this prayer this evening after communion. I hope it touches you as it touched me.

10 Things….


....I love about Christmas This post came about as a result of something we were talking about last week. We were talking to a group of children about what was coming up in the next few weeks and what they were looking forward to. They all said "CHRISTMAS!!!!", which is unsurprising as I have to... Continue Reading →

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