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Return to wonder.. a psalm of longing

I want to return to wonder beyond the cynicism that envelopes me, every year at this time…. the pressure, the commercialism, the expectations they are all back, adverts abound filled with the things we (don’t) need. Once again perfection and … Continue reading

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The power of words- pondering thank you…

Some of my blog readers will know that I am a great fan of the Enneagram, it helps me to understand myself, and leads to some understanding of others too. Having done much study, I would recommend study over taking … Continue reading

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Preparing a way- pondering advent 2

I am preparing my advent 2 service for Sunday, and am struck by the themes of preparation in the readings, these are not the preparations of gift lists, of planning menus, of decorating, and then as often in my case … Continue reading

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On certainty and being in control…

Following my blog post yesterday a friend sent me a lovely message, it said this: Sally, reading your eternal footsteps post, I get the picture of you emerging from a chrysalis as a butterfly!!!!You have retired from life as a … Continue reading

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Disorientation….

Sunday morning, and once again I am wondering what to do with myself, I have listened to the service on Radio 4, a Harvest Service, listened to the news, prayed, read the daily devotions from my Northumbria Community Daily Prayer … Continue reading

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New beginnings?

Well here we are, the 1st September is upon us, and in Methodism that means a new church year. I start it in the strangeness of being “laid aside” ( read our Covenant prayer for context), and while I am … Continue reading

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How long Oh Lord? – a bit of pondering!

For over a year now we have lived with almost constant uncertainty, many of us have been isolated from familiar support networks, we couldn’t really describe it as a mystery, for the Covid-19 Virus is not a mystery, we can’t … Continue reading

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On being laid aside….

Every year members of the Methodist Church participate in a service where they purposefully renew their covenant with God, they do so in the knowledge that by grace God’s covenant with is is sure and true and holds us in … Continue reading

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Pastoral letter; Outrageous extravagance. Palm/ Passion Sunday

Dear Friends, First as always I hope that this letter finds you well and is as good spirits as you can be in these times, I must admit that the continued good weather and sunshine has helped to raise my … Continue reading

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Signs, and roadmaps- Pastoral letter 19-03-21

Dear Friends, As always I want to ask how you are as we continue our journey through Lent in lockdown, March seems to be passing quickly, and in just one more week we will be preparing for Palm Sunday and … Continue reading

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