Monthly Archives: February 2016

On being a mis-fit, the power of shame, divorce and other things…

I am not supposed to talk about this, but I am going to anway, partly because I want to banish yet another taboo from my life and partly because there are many other people out there going through the same … Continue reading

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Freed( pondering Mark 5: 21-34)

Gathering her brokenness, all of the things she had been told about herself, the things she herself had said, allowing them to hold her no longer, she ventured out, free now of conventions walls, vulnerable, determined, desperate, she sought the … Continue reading

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My dear heart…. ( a letter from your soul)

My dear heart, I see that you are feeling down today, that you feel battered and bruised and without much hope. I see your tears and feel your pain, but I have known you intimately for a long time, and … Continue reading

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All are welcome….

I am reflecting on a wonderful yet simple communion service yesterday, held in the context of the busyness of a Comfort Zone session, with many things going on around us ( conversations, people being helped with clothing, last meals being … Continue reading

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Do not leave me ( a Lenten prayer )

Drive me deep into the desert, + ┬áBut do not leave me, + expose to me the hidden wonders of my soul, + But do not leave me, + meet me here, and help me to meet myself, my true … Continue reading

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(Baptising) Blessing Riley…

A few weeks ago I had the honour and pleasure of conducting a simple and yet profound ritual for a very special member of our church at North Shore Blackpool. Belle comes to us with her wonderful mum Lynn and … Continue reading

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Letting go….

Even before the beginning of Lent I had been practising the art of letting go; in fact before Christmas I cleared an entire box ( large box) load of DVD’s and another of CD’s. They have been collected over a … Continue reading

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