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Positive fasting

I have just heard of some Biblically based and nourishing recommendations for Lent Joel 2 : 12 and 13   Do you want to fast this Lent ? Words from Pope Francis   Fast from hurting words and say kind … Continue reading

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Unheard Song

This is the song least likely to be sung in church, any church. And yet it voices unspoken powerful songs of the heart.  A conversation with God which begins as a monologue, in doubt and searching.  Hear it.

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Just Do it

One of my favourite book titles – ever – is “Feel the fear and do it anyway”. Now along comes a jewellery maker (Crowning Jewels), who makes pieces inspired by words and promises of God – to remind the wearer of … Continue reading

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Ordinary Love

Outstretched arms.  Love.  We can be very spiritual and talk of how Christ stretched out his arms to the world on the cross.  And of how God has written our name on the palms of his hands.  All very biblical. … Continue reading

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Beginning again

I have been reading an Advent book “Waiting on the Word – a poem a day for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany” by Malcolm Guite.  Somehow, in response I found a poem of my own forming… RESTART   we are always … Continue reading

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I am making all things new

Art in pain.  This is the story of Anthony LaMarca.  As he faced bone marrow transplant, his family made him a painting, which he made into a song. Story and song here http://www.sparkandecho.org/all-things-new_anthony-lamarca/  

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Art, faith and Refugees

  This installation “flight” hangs from the roof of St James’ church, with 3 forlorn lifebelts inside it. Installed over the Christmas period, the three lifejackets evoke the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt and ask the viewer to … Continue reading

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