Monthly Archives: January 2022

Blue Monday

Today is often called Blue Monday, the mid-point in January, the excesses of Christmas are now behind, but the long winter darkness stretches ahead. Today brought sunshine here to Sheffield, and I went mad and cleaned the car in preparation … Continue reading

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Reminders and glimmers of hope…

This morning I woke to sunshine, despite the fact that my Google device assured me that there was no sun shining! It definitely was shining! I wandered down stairs and got into my usual routine of cats, coffee, candles, the … Continue reading

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Help me a prayer

Loving God, help me to see myself as you see me, and help me to look into the mirror offered by others, the mirror I often shrink from, to hear clearly friends who speak words of affirmation, then, help me … Continue reading

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Tired and worn: pondering disorientation

There is a song by Tenth Avenue North with the title Worn, some of the lyrics include these: I’m Tired I’m wornMy heart is heavyFrom the work it takesTo keep on breathingI’ve made mistakesI’ve let my hope failMy soul feels … Continue reading

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Changes, changes

I have written two letters in the past week, letters that took quite a bit of crafting, letters that acknowledged an ending that I have known has been coming for a few months, but could only now be fully communicated. … Continue reading

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Pondering prayer…

Lord, teach us to pray, this seemingly simple request from the disciples to Jesus reveals to us just how difficult we find prayer. Prayer would not have been alien to them, they would have attended the synagogue, they would have … Continue reading

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Timing…

All in God’s good timing, they say…. but what is timing to you? You who hold the end from the beginning, You who, we are told, see and know all things, Do our fleeting days matter? In the grand scheme … Continue reading

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Pondering Covenant…

This morning I have been pondering the Methodist Covenant Prayer, it is a part of our Methodist discipline to hold a special service each year to reaffirm promises, to be reminded of God’s constant and abiding covenant with us, and … Continue reading

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