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Gotcha! – November 2017

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          Hello Everybody What a trap for the unwary – Words. What I mean is that words are invaluable to convey meaning but they can so easily obfuscate and delude. We would be absolutely lost without words but they are also a trap – none more so than concerning spiritual concepts […]

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We Should be so Lucky – October 2017

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          Hello Everybody If you have enough to eat, in that you are not hungry all the time, then you are one of only 10% of people in the whole world who can claim the same thing.   Lucky you. For many, many people in this world a harvest is never a […]

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“Nobody comes to the Father but by Me” – July 2017

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“Nobody comes to the Father but by me.” This is part of Saint John’s Gospel, chapter 14 verse 6, which is one of the most famous verses in the New Testament. It reads, “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” NO!!!. It doesn’t mean that a […]

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Justice or Forgiveness – July 2017

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          Hello Everyone.  Consider the damage done when one human does harm against another!  Where is Justice or Forgiveness? I am the Administrator of a counselling agency and as such we follow the BACP professional code for counsellors.  There are three core conditions in order for counselling to be effective apart […]

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Something of God about them – June 2017

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Hi Everyone Let’s start with a most basic and simple idea, that is, that there is something about a stereotype that is expressing a truism that it encapsulates.  So for example, the stereotype of a Scientist is that he or she is slightly eccentric, is never still, has an abundance of enthusiasm and always seems […]

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How very un-PC! – June 2017

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Just a reflection on the leadership of the Church of England:- I can see how it has evolved as an historic accident, but don’t you think the Church leadership should be representative of the Church Community? And similarly in its turn, don’t you think that the Church of England should be fairly representative of the […]

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Prayer, Meditation or Magic? – May 2017

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Hi Everyone. “Define your terms” was the famous quote from Voltaire, one which Sherlock Holmes took to heart.  And I couldn’t agree more where the seemingly synonymous titles of Prayer, Meditation and Magic are concerned. No, they are not synonymous. They overlap in many ways but they are not the same thing, yet time and […]