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Penalties and the inevitability of disappointment…

Being in Spain on retreat for the month, I can only follow the World Cup very much at a distance ...
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The simplicity beyond complexity

Oliver Wendell Holmes is attributed with this insightful quote. "I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side ...
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Daring to Hope

‘Christ is risen’ we cry each Easter, yet this year with Easter Day being April 1st it was easy to ...
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The Ten Blessings of Snow

It is a year since we moved here to Launde Abbey and all I can remember is warm sunshine, carpets ...
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Post truth world

The lectionary last Sunday took us to the sublime opening of John’s gospel. We only usually read it at Christmas ...
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We are all disabled

Like many others I watched the Para-Olympics this year and was hugely impressed by the ability, courage and tenacity of ...
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Trusting tomorrow

It is interesting how we can say the same thing over and over again - as we do in the ...
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The Blazing Bush

The Americans have a phrase that they sometimes use when saying “Goodbye” and it is “Missing you already.” This is ...
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Keep knocking

‘So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and ...
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Christ-like hospitality

Two of the readings today (the eighth Sunday after Trinity) are about hospitality. The Old Testament reading is the story ...
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He turned aside to look

The gospel reading for today, 10th July, 2016, is perhaps the most famous of all Jesus’s parables, “The Good Samaritan.”  ...
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Remember the Somme, Pray for Turkey, Pray for us all

Today (July 1st, 2016) is the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.  As I write this ...
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