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Leaving the family – Romans 6:1-11 and Matthew 10:24-39

Last Sunday it was time to leave St. Mary’s Old Basing and Lychpit for pastures sort of new in Eversley. I’ve been so busy since picking up the threads and meeting new people that I’ve not stopped to say thank … Continue reading

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Financial battles – 1 Tim 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-end

I was back in Old Basing celebrating Eucharist and preaching this Sunday, before being back on the road again next week. The Epistle and Gospel spoke about money, at times using some quite militaristic language I thought, but also about … Continue reading

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Crawshaw built Solo for sale – PRICE REDUCED

Sail Number: 4134 Wooden, Crawshaw built Fast boat Proctor mast 2 sails including Solo B Trolley, but no road trailer New wheels fitted Cover sound but faded REDUCED TO £800 Ashore at Hawley Lake STC Not sailed past season Rear … Continue reading

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The Rev’d. Mrs.

Well, I’ve been a Reverend for nearly three weeks. How does it feel? A pretty good fit, like a comfortable new glove. It’s a title that I have actually been increasingly looking forward to as ordination training progressed. There was … Continue reading

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Time, Miles and Community Pulse – anticipating Self-Supporting Ministry

There are eleven miles between home, and the boundary of the parish in which I will serve as a self-supporting curate. The expense of this travel will, I am led to believe, be met by my Diocese. Once at the … Continue reading

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Spending my 100% for Jesus

Earlier today I posted about my worries that perhaps I was putting my family before my calling. Thank you everyone for helping me to work through something that’s been bothering me for some while. A good slap with a sensible … Continue reading

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Putting the son before serving the Son

When explaining to people some of the circumstances surrounding my forthcoming curacy, I have been beset by a sense of guilt, a fear that people will question my commitment to my calling, every time I explain why it’s panning out … Continue reading

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A mother’s Biblical wisdom from beyond the grave

Tomorrow, on Saturday 15th September 2012, I start ordination training at Ripon College Cuddesdon (also known as the Holy Hill, or the Holy Hogwarts and recently described by Revd Richard Coles as the CofE’s Sandhurst!) In a box of my … Continue reading

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Journeying into a place of shelter this #Advent (using Psalm 91)

Advent is a time of preparation. Preparation to understand afresh what it means to us now that Christ came into the world as a tiny helpless baby. Preparation as a minister, to make others welcome at Christ’s Nativity as they … Continue reading

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A few thoughts… on the passing of a family treasure

A few may have noticed that my blogging became rather sporadic before Christmas. It was due in part to a family bereavement, when my husband’s Gran died aged 97. Various things, like clearing Gran’s flat, took a greater priority than … Continue reading

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