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All Good Gifts Around Us

We plough the fields and scatterThe good seed on the land,But it is fed and wateredBy God’s almighty hand.He sends the snow in winterThe warmth to swell the grainThe breezes and the sunshineAnd soft refreshing rain. Matthias Claudius (1740-1815) was a German newspaper man, the son of a Lutheran pastor. His faith diminished as heContinue reading “All Good Gifts Around Us”

Kindness, Lepers and Purple

This morning I read Galatians… St Paul describes our ‘sinful nature’, making a list of its characteristics: ‘…sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like…’ I watch the news and see injustice, aggression, selfishness and suffering. It seemsContinue reading “Kindness, Lepers and Purple”

Giving Thanks

Yesterday was Thanksgiving in America… Some of the Pilgrim Fathers came from this corner of England over 400 years ago… Whether they were heroes seeking their religious freedom, or grumpy Christians who couldn’t get on with anybody else is another matter… Musing… I know both heroic freedom-fighting Christians, and grumpy I-don’t-get-on-with-anybody Christians today!! We sawContinue reading “Giving Thanks”

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