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Were you there…?

During the period of lockdown many people reminisced and reflected.  Even those kept busy with unexpected levels of childcare and home schooling found themselves indulging in moments of remembering ‘what it was like’ when things were ‘normal’.  One of the phrases that has been used over and over again is about the unique nature of…Continue readingWere you there…?

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Hear my cry, O God…

At the heart of the Bible lies the book of Psalms.  Contained within that book are one hundred and fifty beautiful poems, prayers and hymns.  For hundreds of years the Church has placed the reading of the psalms at the heart of its daily prayer life.  They are beautiful and they are indispensable.  In modern…Continue readingHear my cry, O God…

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Let them speak peace and pursue it…

So many people spend so much of their time trying to make ‘sense’ of their lives. Indeed, they spend so much time and effort seeking the ‘meaning of life’ that they forget to actually live … It is the Christian view that life in this world does makes sense and does have meaning. For Christians,…Continue readingLet them speak peace and pursue it…

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It was the best of times…

Whether or not you are a fan of pub quizzes and the like, many of you could tell me where the title for this month’s article comes from. Perhaps you could even go on to quote a little more of it. For those who aren’t sure, these words were written by Charles Dickens in the…Continue readingIt was the best of times…

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Faith, hope and charity…

Where does one start writing an inspiring and reassuring message as the whole world journeys through such strange times?  That is exactly the thought that went through my mind as I began to write this article for our community magazine. I thought I knew where I was going to be going but then, like everyone…Continue readingFaith, hope and charity…

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Someday…?

Are you a person who has dreams? Not the odd collages of thoughts that leave us confused or amused when we wake up in the morning, or the sort of dreams that we can put down to the things we ate and drank just before going to bed. I am thinking about ‘real’ dreams, the…Continue readingSomeday…?