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Alice Smith
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I'm a wife and mummy, youthworker & mentor, trainer and discipler and hardened tea drinker
I'm a wife and mummy, youthworker & mentor, trainer and discipler and hardened tea drinker

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Advent Daily #1
Starting today, I'm motivating myself to write a daily short thought, reflection, pondering on a particular word associated with this Advent season. I'm not going to think about it too much, edit, just pray, think and write and see what comes.  I'd love you...

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the first few weeks at SMC....
On a rainy and distinctly chilly Autumn morning, I'm sat in my usual spot at the dining table, at home in Basildon with lap top, notebook, various books; reading, browsing and thinking. It's not an unusual position or view for me, but it is a new job and a ...

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A new role....
In case you haven't heard through other channels, I'm starting a new part time role in September as Tutor in Theology and Youth Ministry at St Mellitus College in London .  I've been part of the teaching team for the Youth Ministry degree for 3 years and I'...

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"There is a time for departure, even when there is no certain place to go...."
A wiser person than me once said: "There are 2 ways to jump off a cliff: 1. Stand at the edge, look down and tentatively step off. 2. Take a running leap into the abyss" I've definitely done a bit of the former in the last 18 months or so but the decision b...

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Depature Time
Today, through my email networks and other avenues, I've announced that I'm leaving my post as Area Youth Ministry Adviser for the Bradwell Episcopal Area and Basildon Deanery at the end of July. You may have come to this extended post via social media or h...

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Bye bye Daggy
L On Thursday 5th March, I received a phone call to tell me that my dear Daggy had died, earlier that morning. I cried. It wasn't a surprise that she had passed away, I knew that she'd been ill and struggling to shift a chest infection. But it was a shock n...

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The Sofa, the Toaster and the Saucepans....
The erratic posting continues - work, family, church and general tiredness defeat me when it comes to regular blogging. However, in a coaching session last week with the wonderful Johnny Douglas  I was reflecting on the changes of these past few months. At ...

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An incredible day...
It's more than two weeks now since Andy's ordination and we've been flung headlong into the new parish and all the preparations for our move and this new stage of the Smith life. It was an incredibly happy day - stressful, nerverwracking, emotional and tiri...

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Not blogged for a long time but this seemed like a good day to get back on track! Photos from the weekend to follow....

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Standing on the brink....
of a new stage of life! This morning I waved Andy off on his pre-ordination retreat at Pleshey - 3.5 days of morning and evening prayer, legal oaths, silence, food, cycling (not for everyone) and maybe a trip to the pub. It's been an incredible journey over...
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