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  • Toxic Negativity

    There is a very annoying advert on TV at the moment. It features, I assume, Albert Einstein sitting in a bath blethering on about getting a smart meter. I have one and it has not worked since November - hmmmm....

  • Do you talk to the Holy Spirit?

    “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the...

  • Receive Love. Give Love. Repeat

    I recently came across a US church that had three short sentences as its motto: ‘Receive love.  Give love.  Repeat.’ That might seem too simple for some of us, or maybe not specific enough to express the depths of our faith....

  • Radical Love

    Pentecost tells us of the radical reach of God’s love. As we start this era in the Church’s year called ‘ordinary time’, it is good to be reminded of this. And this year more than ever. Some of you are...

  • Do You Want to be Healed?

    In the story of the healing of the paralyzed man at the pool at Bethesda, (John 5: 1 – 15),  we hear Jesus ask a strange question: “Do you want to be healed?” This is certainly not the only time...

  • The Right Kind of Spirit

    I am sure you have heard the expression ‘it’s only the drink talking’ but I have had a very different experience. I have discovered messages from beer bottles. It started when I spotted a sign in the supermarket (in days...

  • Pants in the Kitchen

    Last week I was really looking forward to having some guests round for afternoon tea in my garden.  Beforehand, I was feeling like my hospitality was a bit rusty, because of the last year, and so I probably over-planned; making...