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Nov 2017
13

Be still and wait

In the rush and noise of life, as you have intervals, step home within yourselves and be still. Wait upon God, and feel His good presence; this will carry you evenly through your day’s business. ..
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Aug 2017
13

Waiting and listening

So much of Jeremiah’s life was opposing false prophets, who were speaking their own mind and not the words of God.  Hananiah (in Jeremiah 28) was one of these. The people of Israel are hard-presse..
Aug 2017
7

Fame vs. Greatness

Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Jun 2017
19

Hate cannot drive out hate

I read this morning about someone who was beaten up by Grenfell Tower protesters.  He was apparently mistaken for the CEO of the management company responsible for Grenfell Tower, whereas in fact he had been volunteering to support the victims (see here ).
May 2017
10

The most important word

In Numbers 9, the Israelites are pressing Moses for an answer on a difficult question regarding the law. They are commanded to keep the Passover, but that law clashes with the law concerned uncleanness after touching a corpse. What should they do?
Aug 2016
18

Thank you

This is a message for everyone at the Arden Marches Group of Parishes who contributed so generously to my writing desk. It took me a long time to find the right writing desk, and it final..
Category Life
Mar 2016
28

St Editha’s Amington

The following is an extract from a press release read out in church yesterday: The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce today that Rev Ben Green has been appointed as the next Vicar of Ami..
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Mar 2016
25

When I Survey

Mum sent me this wonderful video yesterday, and I played it during communion at our Maundy Supper last night.  It is a beautiful piano arrangement of the old hymn  When I Survey , while a painting of..
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Oct 2015
9

Glory in Despair

This morning I read Psalm 88 as part of Morning Prayer . It is a song of isolation, rejection, trouble, and - probably - depression. The psalmist cries to God and yet God stays hidden. He lists his ..
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Aug 2012
23

Psalm 30: I will praise you for ever

David wrote Psalm 30 for the dedication of the Temple, praising God for helping and healing him when David called for help. He calls on the people to praise God, for his anger is only temporary.