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Do you like to make New Year’s resolutions? Do you make them, then break them? Perhaps you avoid them, because you don’t want to feel disappointed. In January the earth lies dormant. We rely on hope in January, then on into February, to see us through – before we start tapping our feet, impatient for …

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O God, On this first Sunday of advent we consider The conflict and anxiety in our world, our country, as well as in the relationships of those around us. Big or small, moments of despair affect us all. We cry for a Prince of Peace who acts with both grace and certainty... tender to the …

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Last month I shared the following when I was leading the prayers at a church service; I thought it might be good to post it here as well. It will probably feed into some long term writing, but here's a taster. In September I started thinking of the Holy Spirit as a golden current, not …

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When you've taken a break from something - whether deliberately or not - it can sometimes feel tough to re-start. I think this is often true for writers. Not all. Some people churn out words, have no problems with motivation or discipline and even when they are time-poor, squeeze writing into that one small patch …

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TODAY marks the International Day of Peace. It's appropriate, then, that Jubilate have today launched their Hymns of Peace and Remembrance collection - the outcome of their Hymns of Peace competition. I entered this when I was battling virus number three, finally producing something on the day of the deadline. I was rather startled, therefore, …

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Recently in a church service my husband quoted that famous line attributed to Eric Liddell - when I run, I feel God's pleasure. The longer quote is I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast... And when I run I feel his pleasure. It got me thinking as to …

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The following is a very rough draft of a poem drawn directly from life. I went into a cafe in a nearby town today, trying to write, but... The Voice The café should be perfect, except for the owner's voice, drilling into the peace; everyone else a mellow murmur but she is shouting between tables …

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It’s National Writing Day, apparently. Since my brain has melted in summer heat, I will compose a poem for you. What I have writ Is frankly IT With quite a bit Of splendid wit Now isn’t that marvellous? I’m such a super, lovely Brit. I think the heat really is getting to me. On another …

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Encouragement can come in unexpected ways from unexpected places. Have you found that? But have you also discovered its opposite - that discouragement can come from places where you would presume to have found encouragement?

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I (metaphorically) wandered into Jeremiah 31 this morning. This prophesies the return of exiles, and I was struck by some of the phrasing. As my eyes were drifting over it, this didn't happen chronologically in terms of the text, but I hopped back and forth over the words. Some snippets First my eyes were drawn …

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