Tag Archives: prayer

To Remember with Thanksgiving and Sorrow

As I have done for many years, I made sure to watch BBC’s Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance. For each year that I have watched it, a particular moment has stuck in my mind. For me, it is usually … Continue reading

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Prayer, Birth and Music

With assignments finished for the year I have a few weeks in Lampeter without deadlines. I’ve spent some time in a mosque learning about how Muslims pray. I liked their rhythm and music, and how they pray humbly, taking off … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday and Tarot Night

Isaiah 58:6-7 Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and … Continue reading

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Poetry, Piety and Prayer

“Poetry and Piety: The Book of Common Prayer and Literature in English” was the talk I attended last week, given by visiting speaker Professor Helen Wilcox. Points made by her I particularly noted: Prayer together is like a banquet, the … Continue reading

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Falcondale Lake

A beautiful place a nice walk from where I live. Quiet. I visited there last year, and once again as lambs are starting to appear in the hills, I loved spending some silent time there. Thanks to Vernon Lund who … Continue reading

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Protect and Pray for Us

I’ve always been fond of necklaces. I have quite a number of small crosses, some given as gifts and some I’ve found myself at different places. They help me to feel closer to God. as I pray and move about … Continue reading

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Praying the Piano Again

photo from Lindsay Anne aka L.A. Birdie Exploring the university campus a bit more today I found myself a piano to play in the “Old Hall” opposite the chapel. Nice big space to be “praying” the piano again. The piano is … Continue reading

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DDO and Driving

Yesterday I headed over to Chester for my first meeting with the DDO (Diocesan Director of Ordinands) of Chester. It went very well, and I enjoyed talking with him about many things such as priesthood, vocation, prayer… and I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Bowing to the West

Since my return from the vocations conference in St Chads Durham I’ve made considerable effort to deepen my prayer life. I wanted to spend more intimate time with God, and so I have been doing. I’ve enjoyed starting the day … Continue reading

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Prayer Relationship

Day two, and Dean Michael Sadgrove led our morning discussion on wisdom and ministry. In summary we explored the points that a leader is a dealer in hope, that we learn by seeing into the life of things and people, … Continue reading

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