A few people online are blogging and tweeting today about what it’s like to be a woman pastor in the UK today as it’s the 25th anniversary of when women were first ordained in the Church of England. So Tuesdays for me are usually pretty quiet, as I keep them clear to catch up on […]
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Matthew 6 v33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
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Psalm 90;12 So teach us to number our days ,that we may gain a heart of wisdom .
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So I’m currently investigating the wonderful world of clergy wear as my ordination approaches. I’m talking Albs, Stoles, Cassocks, Scarfs, shirts, bib-stocks and surplices. Crazy talk I know. The last time I spent more than £100 on an outfit for a big church ceremony was in 2007 when I was preparing for my wedding […]
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I’ve been working with some ladies recently who’ve really inspired me. They all have physical health problems but they show up week after week to try and reach out to the local community. Just getting to the coffee morning is an uncomfortable stretch but they do it out of a desire to be available, and able to join in and help.
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I read today that this is national sibling day in the US! I don’t know if it’s official yet, but someone who like me, lost a sib in her early life, has come up with the idea, and I think it’s a good one. I like to think, that because I lost my sister when […]
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This week I’ve been mostly thinking about Happy Valley the hit UK show set in Yorkshire. I couldn’t believe the last episode was here so soon as I’ve come to look forward to the show so much. The lead character is so human, so complex I’m smitten! It’s hard to comprehend how she’s survived all […]
Read More When the tears run out
One of the down sides of being a parent it seems to me is the constant list of things you are suddenly supposed to be good at- climbing trees, baking, making food, creating things with bits of paper, entertaining other kids, making stories sound exciting, and patiently listening to lots of stories about things you […]
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I seem to watch alot of kids TV programmes at the moment, and most of the time it’s quite unrealistic, so Bob the builder always gets work done on time, Postman Pat hasn’t faced any disciplinary hearings despite his inability to get the post delivered to the right place on time, and despite the Wise […]
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