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All Good Gifts Around Us....
I did not grow up celebrating Thanksgiving (obviously). All I knew about Thanksgiving I learned from Tom and Jerry Cartoons, and the occasional showing of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - which was an odd cartoon to broadcast in the U.K. I never really unders...
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The Well and the Water
Thoughts for Sunday's Contemplative Service When I was a child I was remember watching an Episode of Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World that was all about water dowsing. It fascinated me so much that I made my own dowsing rods out of a spare wire coat hang...
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Openness Versus Authenticity
(notes for this Sunday's Contemplative Service) Two weeks ago in the Contemplative Service we handed out cards with names on them. The names were drawn randomly from various sources, all the names were real people from  around the world. We were encouraged ...
(notes for this Sunday's Contemplative Service) Two weeks ago in the Contemplative Service we handed out cards with names on them. The names were drawn randomly from various sources, all the names were real people from  aroun...
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew
I love this recipe. It may take a little more time than the average 'throw everything in a slow cooker' recipe, but the taste is definitely worth it....and I definitely suggest buying and cubing your own stew meat as opposed to purchasing the packets of mys...
I love this recipe. It may take a little more time than the average 'throw everything in a slow cooker' recipe, but the taste is definitely worth it....and I definitely suggest buying and cubing your own stew meat as opposed ...
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Whispers and Shouts
(Random thoughts for Easter Sunday's Contemplative Service) When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead he called out in a loud voice 'Lazarus, come forth' - John 11:43 Jesus raises his voice and calls out in a shout that reaches all the way beyond the grave. A...
(Random thoughts for Easter Sunday's Contemplative Service) When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead he called out in a loud voice 'Lazarus, come forth' - John 11:43 Jesus raises his voice and calls out in a shout that reaches...
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Waiting and Walking
The Christmas story seems to feature a lot of journeying. Mary travels to Elizabeth's house. Mary and Joseph journey to Bethlehem to register for the census, they go to Jerusalem to present Jesus at the Temple, They relocate to Nazareth before finally fleei...
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Checklist Spirituality
Thoughts for Sunday's Contemplative Service St Theresa of Avila writes about prayer using the metaphor of watering the garden of the soul. She writes about different ways water can get to the garden. From a well, from an irrigation channel, or from the gard...
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The shape of my soul.
This week I was asked 'What does your soul look like? What is an image for that place of connection between you and God?' The image that came unbidden into my mind surprised me. A jigsaw. As I've sat with it over the past few days I've felt a connection to ...
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Jesus gets it backwards.
Had I been Jesus' script writer I would have worded the sentence a little differently: "....where the plants produced thirty, sixty or even a hundred times as much as was scattered!" Start with the lower number and then increase as you raise your voice, get...
Had I been Jesus' script writer I would have worded the sentence a little differently: "....where the plants produced thirty, sixty or even a hundred times as much as was scattered!" Start with the lower number and then ...
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The Rain
(For Sunday's Contemplative Service.) Take some time to read this slowly, prayerfully and reflectively. Imagine a field baked by the sun. The ground dry, cracked, dusty. The breeze blowing away the topsoil. A few straggling grasses bleached and wilted by th...
(For Sunday's Contemplative Service.) Take some time to read this slowly, prayerfully and reflectively. Imagine a field baked by the sun. The ground dry, cracked, dusty. The breeze blowing away the topsoil. A few straggling g...
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I Am a Platypus
I've posted on this theme before (see this post on ice cream ) but I found myself reflecting again this week. In 1799 the naturalist George Shaw, Keeper of the Department
of Natural History at the British Museum, received a truly bizarre animal
specimen fro...
I've posted on this theme before (see this post on ice cream) but I found myself reflecting again this week. In 1799 the naturalist George Shaw, Keeper of the Department of Natural History at the British Museum, received a t...
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