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Tradition

It’s often annoyed me when someone has argued that someone needs something to be maintained because of tradition. I recognise that we all have roots, we all have culture, we all have our traditions. They don’t just have to be … Continue reading

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Summer Freedom

Yesterday I sat my final exam, and now I have at least ten blissful weeks off to recover, to read, and to relax. A few jobs to do here and there, but as a student this is the one time … Continue reading

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Lent 2012: Day Seven

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth. Don’t forget to be still. It is so very important. Give your soul space to breathe, let go … Continue reading

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Lent 2012: Day Three

Psalm 31:3 KJV For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. Written before Jesus’ time the Psalmist (one of the Psalmists?) wrote this verse. I’ve taken it from the King James … Continue reading

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Breathing Space

Up early this morning for the quiet 8am service. No music, just words and quiet space for reflection. Every now and then (I value my sleep) it makes for a lovely change, and a wonderful boost. The light slowly came … Continue reading

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The Voice of Contentment

After a yummy breakfast I went to the Eucharist service in the Cathedral, and particularly enjoyed singing Jan Struther’s hymn “Lord of all hopefulness”. I smiled again as I read more words of peace… Lord of all gentleness, Lord of … Continue reading

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The Clamour is Silenced

First day of my retreat in Salisbury. Ahhhhhhhh… breathing deeply. Feels good to be here. Resting up. Just back from Choral Evensong! 🙂 A visiting choir (Amici Coro) were there, and I sat up in the choir stalls like I … Continue reading

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Packing

I don’t find it hard to pack. Apparently a lot of people (particularly ladies) feel the need to cram as much into a bag as possible. But me? A duffel bag with the basic essentials and a few books, iPod, … Continue reading

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Open Hands

The second monthly meditation held in my church tonight brought greater numbers with the great breathing space. Beautiful silence, beautiful candle lights, beautiful presence. Oh that was lovely. I look forward to coming together again. We meditated, prayed, with our … Continue reading

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Breath

Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. My shoulder is against yours. you will not find me in the stupas, not in Indian shrine rooms, nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals: not in masses, nor kirtans, … Continue reading

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