Month: December 2018

rites of passage

Rites of passage

NEW YEAR’S EVE: this is one of those liminal spaces, transitioning between what has been 2018 and entering into 2019. What will we name, thank, loosen and leave behind today? What will we gratefully bring with us, look toward and welcome in tomorrow? See you for a new beginning in 2019! Sue

what if

What if…?

What if our life was a poem? If you had time for further reflection this weekend then Krista Tippett’s interview with the poet Naomi Shihab Nye Your Life Is a Poem on the OnBeing Podcast, recorded in 2016, is a beautiful stretch….  

on walking

On walking

Are we making the road by walking – or are we expecting people to come to us? ‘There is no path… the road is made by walking…’ Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (1875-1939) I was also reminded of a beautiful poem by Gerard Kelly in Spoken Worship, published by Zondervan in 2007  – which seems timely …

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generous hope

Generous hope

What does generous hope look like for you?     This is from one of the pair of Canada geese who nest here every year. They shed their flying feathers when the eggs are laid and cannot leave the lake and valley until their young ones have learnt to fly (and their own feathers have …

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in between

Hope in-between

We are in that amazing in-between stage, the now but not yet. The valley this morning was filled with Welsh mist and it reminded me that it is in these between times where real hope is cultivated and grown…

our hope begins in the dark

Choose hope

Christmas Day – of all the presents you give and receive today, may hope be your gift Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try and do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. Anne Lamott, from …

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