Category: Spirituality

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The here and now

The other evening at the time of prayer I was alone and decided to have a time of quiet down by the river. It was one of those very hot days of this summer...

Hospitality IV 0

Hospitality IV

This is the final post in the Hospitality series. I can hardly wait to tell you the news: three new members are living with us. The next post will introduce them. Living generously Being...

Christ is risen! 0

Christ is risen!

I tried to dedicate Lent to pondering the question ‘why did Jesus have to die’. Or, maybe more accurately, questioning the question. My Lenten reading was the Stature of Waiting (W.H. Vanstone, 1982) alongside...

One thing I ask 0

One thing I ask

In the summer while travelling and staying with people it seemed very difficult to maintain a pattern of personal prayer. I more or less manged to do a bit of reading and reflection in...

Poem “Morning Prayer” 0

Poem “Morning Prayer”

I close the doors to stop the draft and still myself in front of the icon of the cross. Inside me there is a flame flickering. Candle wax runs like molten glass and the...

Desert or paradise 1

Desert or paradise

Have you had a look at what Halton is like yet? The surrounding area is very beautiful with the Lune Valley (Lunesdale!) and the hills. It is a place that awakens the senses to...