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January 15, 2018, 9:50 pm
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on the road again
January 12, 2018, 8:47 pm
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A rather full start to the year.  Lots of good stuff, and I’ll be reporting and reflecting as I get time.

Today, the first chance to be out walked.  13 miles over the Cotswold escarpment.  Midwinter mirk lifting to sun at the end.  Walking into health.


lost roads
January 1, 2018, 4:21 pm
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20170713_105001‘He was inclined to think of the road as a real structure, overtaken by woodland, but we were surely too deep for that to have been the case.  “Then what is the purpose of it?  I don’t have fantasies about lost roads, lost tracks.”

‘But that wasn’t the way it worked.  At one time, a mysterious road, leading beyond the known land, might have been a strong myth image; over the centuries it degenerated, but I remember my grandparents talking about ‘fairy tracks’ that could only be seen on certain nights.’

– Robert Holdstock

advent journey – rest
December 23, 2017, 7:05 pm
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There is a very meditation by John O’Donohue For One Who is Exhausted a Blessing on the On Being Blog here.

Worth reading and listening to in these over-full days.

May God bless you this Christmas

You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come to take you back.


advent journey – kindness
December 21, 2017, 3:34 pm
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“The past year has seen so many conflicts and disasters causing so much suffering and we can be left with a sense of paralysis and helplessness.  But through prayer and small acts of love in our own lives we can, at least, bring light and peace to the places where we live, valuing each and every person.  One of the mediaeval mystics, John Tauler, used to repeat often: ‘Be kind, be kind, and you will be saints.’  Our simple acts of kindness can help to neutralise the hatred in our world and make Christ present to others.”

– The Sisters, Wood Hall Carmel

advent journey
December 18, 2017, 4:38 pm
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clues to the way:


(and a reward if you find the Way?)

advent journey – catching
December 15, 2017, 4:20 pm
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Sorry for not posting as much in the last couple of weeks as I had hoped.  Things have been full.  20171208_101136-1223195239.jpg

It has been a week of snow and ice here.  Some things being cancelled.  Others taking much longer.  A hunkering down and keeping warm.  Lighting a candle, praying, holding people in the Light.  Doing our best to make sure those who can’t get out have what they need.  The before-time that we get in Advent with Carol Services and Christmas meals.  The going between icy cold and indoor heat.

You are in my prayers, and more posts as we walk through this season.