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Radical Self Care? What would that look like?

I was browsing the internet the other day in a distracted sort of way, when the title of an article caught my eye.  “The Secrets of Radical Self Care.”  I was pretty excited about that.  Bog-standard, ordinary self-care has been … Continue reading

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I made a thing and I had a thought.

I made a quilt to use as a chair cover for a very comfortable but ugly chair.  I’ve never done anything like that before and I was kind of making it up as I went along. It’s not very expertly … Continue reading

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Don’t hide, don’t run

I was sent this poem by a good friend, during a particularly difficult time.  I come back to it again and again (and have even memorised it) because it does me so much good. I often want to share it … Continue reading

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“My friend has depression – how can I help them?”

What’s helpful, or unhelpful when you’re supporting a friend with depression? I can’t answer that in an authoritative way, I can only speak for myself. Depression shows itself differently in each person, it can vary enormously in severity, symptoms and … Continue reading

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Giving up Church for Lent

In previous years I’ve given up various things for Lent, fizzy drinks, Farmville, or snacking between meals. Some years, I’ve taken something up instead, reading a poem a day, or trying out a particular way of praying. This year, I’m … Continue reading

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The Nativity Set Parable – A Post Script

A brief comment on The Parable of the Nativity Set This was an experiment in a different way of preaching from Christmas Morning.  It was inspired in part by the book, “The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop” which contains some weird and … Continue reading

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The Day after Christmas – Mary’s Diary

Dear Diary, I thought this week couldn’t get any stranger, but I was wrong. Giving birth to my first child, that was life changing, though I would never have chosen to have it happen in an animal shed, but he’s … Continue reading

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