Monthly Archives: April 2011

A heavenly scene of “Life…” on canvas

Well it’s been a while, but I finally achieved something special in time for my husband’s birthday today – with a lot of help from some lovely people. Back last summer, I wrote about a wonderful trip to Hitchin Lavender, and … Continue reading

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An Hour at the Cross – some of ‘The Things He Carried’

In order to understand the cross you need to stand under it… with the imagination as well as the mind. With the heart as well as the head. (Right Revd Stephen Cottrell) I have been hugely encouraged by the quantity … Continue reading

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God’s worth in a Royal Wedding! Matt 28:16-20

Matthew 28:16-20 (this morning’s lectionary reading) got me thinking about worship – giving God worth. I’ve also been thinking about weddings again – I booked one in last night, and there’s this big wedding in London at the end of … Continue reading

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Creating a more relaxed mind – by fly-fishing!

Well, it’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally managed it. Twice inside one week! One of the battles I’ve had since being licensed as a Reader (Lay Minister) has been to make time for my hobbies – any … Continue reading

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How can God’s “Big Love” get through the admin of weddings?

The regulations surrounding marriage have been in our news and blogosphere recently courtesy of the Churchmouse. The existing rules, as exercised in my patch of the Diocese of Winchester have also filled a significant chunk on my ‘ministry’ during our vacancy. … Continue reading

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When I crucified my Lord

I asked Pilate to crucify Jesus. Not nicely and politely, but I shouted at him in a public place, jeering in front of confused crowd, frustrated at waiting for the answer I wanted. The answer Pilate was so unwilling to give, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on being crucified

My son was crucified as a thief next to Jesus last Sunday (Passion Sunday). In the heat of an unusually warm spring day. ‘Lift High the Cross’ was the idea of our retired priest; an open air passion play that … Continue reading

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