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Solitude

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. John 15:4solitudenoun1. a state of social isolation2. the state or situation of being alone3. a solitary placeWordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.No one left but God. The weirdest thing about…

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STING

Sometimes a single tear drops on the secatuer. And if you listen closely, you hear not just the cutting, but the sharp intake of breath.Pruning stings. Especially at the beginning. When a vine first grows, its constantly pruned for the…

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Stripped Away

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more."John 15:1,2.So the…

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You, Here and Now

It was a Sunday Night at the Roxy about 8 years ago and Mal Calladine was preaching. I think it was Esther.The Roxy had a certain buzz about it.There were a few sentences Mal said that night that hit home.…

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In the Moment

Perhaps this will seem like something of a contradiction from the post about moving on, but hey. Its been about 6 weeks since my doctor confirmed what I'd suspected for awhile, the black dog had gone. The PPD/PND was over.…

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This too shall pass

This too shall pass is a definite favourite saying of mine these days. This too shall pass. The sleepless nights, the projectile vomit and poop, the food stained, snot stained clothing. The games of TAG. The inconsolable sobs and tantrums…

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I have got to move on

I have got to move on, 'cos I sure cannot stay here... The Young Disciples Writing that last post got me thinking a little more about the art of letting go. Admitting something is dead, a relationshop, a phase of…

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Things I Miss About England: Faith

The wise sage and my ex- housemate Matt used to say "A church should know when it's dead"So much has been documented about church decline in England that I'm sure I have little to add that won't have already been…

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Amazing Grace

I'm not one to cry at films, but I saw Amazing Grace on the flight over to the UK and I was sobbing by the end of the credits. Amazing Grace recounts the story of William Wilberforce and his fight…

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