We think of waiting as uncomfortable Waiting for waiting with waiting in It is a child waiting counting down the days until a celebration A colleague waiting longing for the weekend An expectant mother waiting yearning for the birth of the one inside her We think of waiting as uncomfortable heavy weighty But what if […]
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Lay it down, my child it was never yours to carry Set it down, my love it isn’t yours to bear Come closer in your weakness draw nearer in my strength For it is here that you find peace in my presence there is rest Lay it down, my child it was never yours to […]
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I remember it as clearly as if it were yesterday; lying on my best friend’s sitting room floor at 6:00am, taking deep breaths and trying really, really hard not to throw up. 4 hours to go until I could open that little brown envelope, the contents of which felt as if they would determine my […]
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I have exciting news. This summer, I will be compiling and writing a book, coming to a reasonable priced Christian book-store near you sometime in June 2017. Based around this blog, it will be published by the Bible Reading Fellowship and entitled Musings of a Clergy Child. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity, and I’m greatly looking […]
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There is a certain noisiness to life. Externally, a cacophony of sounds assault you from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep. A gentle hum or a deafening roar, it is never ending. Internally, it can be deafening at times. The loudness of your head, thoughts falling over one another, […]
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As many of you know, every Christmas we open up our home to those who would otherwise spend the day on their own. This means that we can have a very eclectic bunch of people around the table, mostly different every year. There are, however, a few who have almost become part of the furniture, […]
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I’ve always been scared of my pain. It seems unladylike, unnecessary, and inconvenient. It gets in the way of getting things done, of being a ‘functional adult’, and often, it also seems to get in the way of my faith. I will bring my carefully thought out theological questions to God, approaching politely and quietly, […]
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I can’t remember the last time I was here. In the silence, the stillness, the waiting. Taking time to sit and be. Be still. To remind myself of what is important and what is like snow, melting away before I can fully grasp it. I come, tentatively. So many weeks it has been since I […]
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Dear Friend, It’s a strange time in your life right now. A season of change, a new house, a new church, maybe a new school, and a whole host of new emotions. I know that there are so many different thoughts and feelings running through your head and your heart as you read this. I […]
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It was a normal Sunday, by all accounts. Sometime in 2011. The 6pm service at church. ‘During the last hymn the offering will be taken. If you are a visitor at this church, please do not feel under any obligation to give. This is very much for our church family. Anything given will be used […]
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