Monthly Archives: March 2011

Vocational and voluntary don’t fit the #census2011

Just a quick note for posterity to say I didn’t seem to fit the Census questions; even having phoned their helpline, I’m not completely happy. The problems started for me on Q31 – Have you ever worked? Yes of course … Continue reading

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Are we greedy for heaven? Philippians 3:12-4:1

Preached this morning at our very quiet Morning Prayer service. I find it difficult to understand the passage from Philippians well enough to preach from it, and grappling with it, has got me wondering about what heaven is. How would … Continue reading

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Failing to count #myblessings is itself about Mothers’ Union

It’s been a whole week since I Counted my Blessings for Mothers’ Union Family Life Programme in Uganda. In many ways that counts as a fail, but for me it actually speaks about most of the Mothers’ Union members I … Continue reading

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What would you ask for? Lent Lunch study Matthew 20:17-28

Last week I led one of our Lent Lunches, which run for an hour in our coffee shop each Wednesday. I chose to look at a passage from Matthew where after once again announcing his approaching Passion, the mother of … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings – what price a phonecall?

I try, one day a week, to have a day without turning on my computer. This week, that day was yesterday (Monday 14th) which is why no blog post about Counting my Blessings with Mothers’ Union. So now I’m trying … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings – going for growth!

38% if Ugandan’s suffer stunted growth! I’m not sure why I’m surprised by this, but I shouldn’t be, because on reflection none of the Ugandan’s I know, or have met, are particularly tall. At 5’5″ I don’t think of myself … Continue reading

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Shine like lights in the world – Philippians 2:12-18

I preached this morning at our 8am Morning Prayer from part of Philippians – through which we are currently working as a sermon series. It is a message that makes particular reference to our circumstances as a parish in vacancy … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings – for warmth and welcome

On a day when I’ve sat, getting very cold, by a lake watching my son sail for the first time this year, it is mildly amusing and appropriate (having thawed out in front of the rugby) that I find myself … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings for food security

I think I’ll be putting at least a quid in the kitty today for the Mothers’ Union Family Life Programme. I’ve must have at least 50 tins and containers of food in our cupboards – a luxury that few Ugandan’s … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings of comfort – pillows and cushions

Late in evening and my first chance to sit at the computer. Today, the busy life of a lay minister and Mothers’ Union member has included an MU Trustees meeting, and juggling the needs of several grieving families in the … Continue reading

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