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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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What Type of Hero Are You?

No, it’s not an internet quiz, to tell you whether you are Frodo, or Katniss Everdene, Wolverine or Princess Elsa. The world has enough of those to be going on with. Instead, it’s an invitation to wonder about the stories … Continue reading

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Church Growth makes me Grumpy.

Church Growth – surely, given I’m a leader of a Christian church, it’s beyond obvious that I’m in favour of church growth? So how is it that whenever I hear the phrase, I am filled with a sense of dread … Continue reading

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Mindfulness – from the inside

It’s been my intention for a while to write something about mindfulness meditation – what it’s like to actually do it – partly, I’ve found it really helpful, so I’d like to share what it’s about – and partly because … Continue reading

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Confessions of the Class Swot.

I’m good at exams, me. That’s what I do. I’m the kid in your class at school who came top of every test. I’m the one who got 98% in her Woodwork exam, despite having no practical skills at all. … Continue reading

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Super-Vicar: My least favourite Super-Hero

My least favourite super hero is one you may not have heard of, despite his marvellous talents – Super-Vicar He is a man of vision, with a clear, bold yet realistic vision for the future of the church – shaped … Continue reading

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The Power Rangers on Noah’s Ark

Week by week a collection of small children, clutching toy animals, begin to arrive at the church, brought by parents, grandparents and child-minders. Pushchairs are squeezed through the narrow doorway – or we wrestle with the big, iron bolts, so … Continue reading

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