Monthly Archives: March 2016

Change, loss, grief and celebration….

I am reflecting on a strange week, and a relatively quiet Easter as I begin to prepare for next Sunday’s worship, I haven’t taken this coming Sunday off as I often do as I am planning ( or re-planning a … Continue reading

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Ressurection ( Mary’ s reflection)

amidst earthquakes and angels, fear, fright, and confusion, oils with carefully selected ointments and herbs all thrown aside, feet running, questions churning, hearts pounding, tears blinding… … came one word ¬†spoken softly, he called my name… …. my name, and … Continue reading

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Taking it in slowly; allowing resurrection to emerge…

I didn’t blog yesterday, I was too tired and out of words, words had filled my week, liturgies and prayers, sermons and meditations all set alongside conversations both deep and at surface level. Unlike many of my colleagues I began … Continue reading

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Preparation and waiting…

Holy Saturday is almost over, for those who have moved their clocks already there are cries of “The Lord has risen”, but I must admit that I prefer to think of Easter Day dawning quietly and slowly. As I have … Continue reading

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bleak day…

bleak day, grief and pain settle like a heavy mantle upon our souls, and there is nothing we can do, nothing to be done… + bleak day, how long your hours of waiting, waiting enduring, waiting… + if I could … Continue reading

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Undone….

I still can’t believe that it is Good Friday, as I said earlier this week time seems to have rushed by so quickly, and the fact that Easter Sunday is almost upon us seems impossible. That said I do feel … Continue reading

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The time is ripe….

the hour had come, the time was ripe, the gift was ready.. + but this was no easy giving, life did not bleed away readily, it struggled to survive, cried out in agony, and grappled with its fate, until ¬†bleeding … Continue reading

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Light in the darkness…

Today I am putting the finishing touches to tonights Maundy Thursday Meditation and Communion Service, we will gather this evening to remember and tell the story of the last supper, entering into the emotionally charged atmosphere of the Upper Room. … Continue reading

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A holy pause…

I don’t really know how to write about today, maybe it is enough to say that a hymn reduced me to tears, tears that came from a deep place and caught me by surprise. They were both tears of grief … Continue reading

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Doubts, fears and hope….

I wonder…. I wonder if … How many times every day do those thoughts go through my head, I would say “if only”, if only things had been different, but I can guarantee that a friend and mentor would instantly … Continue reading

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