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We are lucky to have a glass…!

So … what sort of person are you? Are you a ‘glass half full’ person or a ‘glass half empty’ person? Do you journey through this life in a spirit of optimistic hope, or is every day overshadowed by a cloud of all-consuming pessimism? As I talk with people of different ages and life experiences…Continue readingWe are lucky to have a glass…!

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The Parish Churches of England…

As you begin to read these few thoughts, I wonder what is going through your mind? Are you reading this because you wonder what I have to say about The Parish Churches of England, or are you just whiling away a few idle moments? Do you have a specific connection to your parish church or…Continue readingThe Parish Churches of England…

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The missing ingredient…?

Have you ever visited a restaurant, ordered your favourite dish, and then come away disappointed because the balance of ingredients wasn’t quite right? Have you ever sat through a film, play or concert and then come away disappointed because one little piece of the ‘magic’ was misplaced, mistimed or missing altogether? Have you ever experienced…Continue readingThe missing ingredient…?

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New every morning…

What is your first thought every morning? Do you wake up with a sense of eager expectation, longing to find out what the day ahead has in store for you? Or, do you reluctantly drag yourself from sleep full of doom and gloom? Do you spring from your bed early, making sure you don’t waste…Continue readingNew every morning…

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Come to a wedding…

On 4th May something very significant happened in the history of the Church of England. On that day all Marriage Registers were permanently closed and an entirely new system of registering marriages came into force. The centuries old right of every Rector or Vicar to hold his or her own Marriage Register came to an…Continue readingCome to a wedding…

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With wonder, Lord, we see your works…

In the 1970s the American author, Richard Bach, wrote two short books that attained great popularity amongst a younger generation that was seeking to make some sort of sense out of the world they were growing up in: Jonathan Livngston Seagull and Illusion: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah. His semi-autobiographical writings encapsulated a philosophy…Continue readingWith wonder, Lord, we see your works…