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“Poetry is the gift of priestly attention”

“Poetry is the gift of priestly attention.” – Richard Holloway, Doubts and Loves: What Is Left of Christianity, 2nd ed (Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, 2001; 2005), p.241 Flicking back through my previous blog posts I found my preamble to an essay I … Continue reading

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Destiny

A wonderful evening last night after a busy week of college, work, PCC meetings and all sorts. Out with my mum to see a film I was desperate to see and am very glad to have caught. The Lucky One is … Continue reading

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Prayer

Late night tidying and a lot of progress made.  On the pile of papers I needed to file here and there, I found the order of service from my trip to Lampeter (which was in February, I really should tidy … Continue reading

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Creating Mysteries and Solving Them

A few weeks ago after writing an English Literature essay on religious poetry and William Blake, my tutor gave me a very high mark (yay!) and had two ‘how to improve’ points for me. The first was to include more … Continue reading

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Oel ngati kameie

My mind’s flown back to Avatar again and again over the past few weeks. I went to the cinema to see it in 3D with my parents, again with some friends, then on TV when it showed on SkyMovies, and … Continue reading

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Soul Happiness

From Harold Begbie’s The Bed-Book of Happiness: Happiness, in its truest and only lasting sense, is the condition of a soul at unity with itself and in harmony with existence.

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Expression

Yesterday I spoke of dancing as a way of expression. Dancing (as personalised movement rather than stuck repeated sequences) is a personal favourite of mine, as is music, both of which I personally can only submerse myself in completely when … Continue reading

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