Musing… ‘Change only happens through failure’ (Brian McLaren in ‘Do I stay Christian?’) I enjoyed the story in yesterday’s paper: Kerry Carty from Stockport paid 50p for a tombola ticket at her six-year-old daughter’s school fair. She won a bottle of red wine. …Success! Kerry said: ‘I don’t know anything about wine. I never drinkContinue reading “Change Only Happens Through Failure“
Tuesday’s Eastern Daily Press: ‘PCs Joe Pike and Richard Bladon… were called to the rescue of a big black piggy munching its way through gardens in the Southtown area of Yarmouth. It seemed a bit harsh to arrest the pig for criminal damage, so after being unable to find its owner, our friends at HillsideContinue reading “Life’s Not Always That Simple…“
There was much in yesterday’s news about the new Moderna anti-Covid vaccination… how it’s different from other vaccines… They talked about the ‘Research and Development’ (‘R&D’) that led to the discovery of the new drug and its clinical trials… There’s ‘R&D’ work in our ‘Seagull Theatre’. Writers apply for an ‘R&D grant’ if they wantContinue reading “Research And Development“
The start of the football season has been interesting for football lovers. Manchester United with an new manager but losing; Arsenal looking better; Sunday’s Spurs-Chelsea ‘battle’; Palace holding Liverpool to a draw last night… Tonight Pete and I will go to Carrow Road to watch Norwich play Huddersfield. After three games without a win we’reContinue reading “Winners or Losers?“
Our friend Andy has been servicing our cars for 30 years. His garage is always busy. Everyone speaks highly of the service they receive from him and the team. Yesterday he explained how customers often ask: ‘We want to buy a new car. What would you advise?’ Having worked with cars all his life AndyContinue reading “Listen To The Expert?”
Sometimes I’ve thought about ‘Being a Christian’ as a set beliefs I hold, a moral framework I live by, things I do, a group of people I meet with… I like this picture of ‘walking with Jesus’. I don’t just visit him on Sunday or pick up friendship when it suits me. I don’t askContinue reading “Just A Closer Walk With Thee“
I’ve just finished Raynor Winn’s ‘The Salt Path’. Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home and livelihood is taken away. With nothing left, almost no money for food or shelter, carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they walk the 630 miles ofContinue reading “Dare to Hope“
I’ve just had breakfast with Jack. Rachel and I have been good friends with Jack and Brenda for many years… Brenda accuses Jack of not listening to him; I’m subject to similar accusations from Rachel. We’re probably both guilty as charged. Jack and I discussed the difference between hearing and listening… and then working outContinue reading “Hearing, Listening, Understanding, Responding.“
When we went into lockdown in April 2020 I started writing my blog… imagining I was chatting with friends at ‘The Thatch’ (local café) or ‘The Oddfellows (local pub). Initially a few local friends received my blog… then other friends joined… some yesterday! Welcome to my world… of people. I’m now back at the ThatchContinue reading “Welcome To My World“
Yesterday… …Chatting to my friend Jack… He’s not too well physically, but yesterday Jack was positive. Things could get worse… but they weren’t yesterday. …My friend Andy’s upset because he’s unable to see his primary-school-aged child. The child’s mother is being particularly difficult… Things could get worse? She may move away without telling him whereContinue reading “Things Could Get Worse!“
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