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A Cradle Song

After last night I’ve been thinking more about poetry again, and walking back to my mum’s house after the lovely baptism in church this morning I recalled William Blake’s A Cradle Song. The narrator watches his baby sleeping and is … Continue reading

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Food For Thought: My Sermon on Attending Baptisms

Two lovely services this morning at which I preached. Delighted by the positive response to my challenging sermon… First Reading: Acts 10.44-end While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had … Continue reading

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RIP Grandad Jim

Dear Grandad Jim has now passed over. Thinking about our moments together it’s nice to reflect that we had time in his house and then in St Ann’s Hospice to talk and to laugh. Remember when you took me to … Continue reading

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Lent 2012: Day Forty – My Eighteenth

1 Corinthians 2:1 When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. Today is my 18th birthday! And after a Palm Sunday service in which the congregation … Continue reading

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Nanna’s Nativity

A surprise pre-Christmas Day visit from my grandparents late yesterday while my parents were out. My Nanna wanted to see me (they got back from their holiday at the weekend and she couldn’t wait four more days), and my Grandad … Continue reading

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Living with the Amish

Last year I watched “World’s Squarest Teenagers”, where Amish youth came out of their ‘world’ and shared homes with college/gap year students, visiting nightclubs, going surfing, wearing jeans and such. It was entertaining and enjoyable if not a little odd. … Continue reading

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The 21st birthday party tonight of my adopted big sister Soph. Me and the Dennett family have gotten closer and closer since I met Gaby when I was 13. I’ve spent a lot of time with them over the last … Continue reading

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