Lifestyle

  • August 2022
    Monday, 25 July 2022 08:14

    "It's a small world!" ....

    It’s a small world, today that saying is more true than ever. We can travel across the world in a matter of hours, we can watch events live by satellite from another country ...
  • July 2022
    Tuesday, 21 June 2022 09:59

    Pilgrimage ....

    Around 25 years ago, almost by accident, I went on my first retreat to Burford Priory, a Benedictine community then in Oxfordshire. In preparation for it I thought I’d find out a bit more about who .....

     

  • June 2022
    Monday, 16 May 2022 08:07

    Negative or Positive? ....

    Two brothers are identical twins. Even though they looked exactly alike, they were the complete opposite when it came to their personalities. One always looked on the positive, he saw good in everybody and everything.
  • May 2022
    Sunday, 24 April 2022 08:50

    In uncertain times ....

    It’s hard to know where to begin in the midst of all the chaos whirling through the world like some uncontrollable hurricane: Ukraine ...
  • April 2022
    Monday, 14 March 2022 11:37

    Why should Christmas have all the best parties? ....

    I read an article that asked the question, “Why should Christmas have all the best parties”? It argued that the greatest knock- out blow delivered to theology by contemporary culture has been to see Christmas replace Easter as the main festival of the Christian year .... 
  • March 2022
    Wednesday, 23 February 2022 13:34

    Lenten Blessings ....

    I sometimes wonder whether we’ve got Lent all back to front. We hear the account of Jesus going off into the wilderness to fast and pray and we decide that perhaps we should give up something for Lent ....
  • February 2022
    Saturday, 15 January 2022 11:56

    What is a blessing? ....

    Recently at St. Hilda’s Bilsborrow we held the annual Plough Service, an occasion to bless the plough and the seed ready for the working year ahead. By doing that we are asking God’s blessing upon a piece of human endeavour and it is also opportunity to pray for farms and farmers. During the service I asked the question, “What is a blessing?”