Category Archives: Reflections

Contemplative prayer

Altered Perspectives (Revised) (first written 14 April 2014 as part of reflections during Lent.)

Do you know what you are looking for? When you think of your life’s ambitions what do you dream of doing? Do you want to be that one person who can make all the difference- that fantastic cricket player that … Continue reading

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My Beloved sister Cassie

Tenth anniversary of my sister’s death. Ten years ago today my eldest sister Cassie took her own life in front of a high speed train, stepping off the platform at her local station. This was one of her poems that … Continue reading

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Martha and Mary

Martha and Mary If I decide to come to your Church Will you expect me to be? Martha… Always busy, busy doing Raising money, baking cakes Calling door to door for Christian Aid Giving lifts to the young and elderly … Continue reading

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Family Wisdom: Part Seven (Final songs and blessings)

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centred Forgive them anyway If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be kind anyway If you are successful you will win some false friends and some true enemies. be … Continue reading

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Family Wisdom: Part Six (Prayers of Intercession)

I led this service at the beginning of July, the start of the Summer holidays. Now it is November and we have just finished the Autumn half term holiday for schools in this area.  I had thought I might change … Continue reading

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Family Wisdom: Part Five (My personal reflections)

O storyteller you sit me down you fill me with tears and love and laughter.   come into my life, and tell your story through me. Amen   My reflections on the theme of family wisdom: What have our readings … Continue reading

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Family Wisdom: Part Three

Romans 8 verses 12 to 25; Translation by Alan T Dale New World: the Heart of the New Testament in Plain English. I have chosen this translation from one of the books I kept from my Dad’s library. Alan Dale … Continue reading

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