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Sallys-Journey
Blackpool
Methodist Minister, mother, grandmother, poet, photographer, swimmer and novice artist
Interests: spirituality, music of all kinds, tai-chi, images, films, poetry, walking especially through autumn leaves and on the beach, swimming and reading, often 4-5 books at once....
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Holy Saturday, it is not Easter yet, so please don't offer me Easter greeting not yet, and I am not being grumpy, really I am not, but unless we allow the depths of the story to settle within us we... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Eternal Echoes
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Nothing to do, nowhere to go, numb with grief and waiting, minds going over and over the events of the last week inconsolable, empty, angry, yet numb, numbed by horror by disbelief, filled with an aweful silence, surely this cannot... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Eternal Echoes
Empty hands And numb hearts, Eyes raw with tears That refuse to Stop falling, They stumble Away from This scene Of unimaginable Horror... They have No questions now, There is no anger, Nothing but shock, Nothing but pain, Nothing.... The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Eternal Echoes
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Last night as a part of our service of light to dark we dimmed the Chapel lights, lit candles and read slowly through the Passion narrative. I found myself being choked by the power of it, this story I have... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Eternal Echoes
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I will not hold back from the bowl and towel, will not snatch my feet from your grasp or avert my eyes from your gaze, though I am undone, vulnerable , needy before you I will not hold back, for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eternal Echoes
Thank you Janet, peace be with you
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Thanks for your commenys Charlie, the truth is we are all human, and all faliable, faith is a learning growing process, it can't be striven for, just fallen into.
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At the beginning of Lent I set out to write a reflection a day, that lasted for just over 2 weeks and came to a grinding halt. I was ill, fighting off a chest infection and also struggling with a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Eternal Echoes
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Lord, so often we forget You did not want to die. At the very thought you were wracked with grief, Troubled and sorrowful. We forget how you struggled As you prayed With tears and groans, words could not express. +... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Eternal Echoes
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Hosanna, Lord have mercy on us, we cry out in our need, Lord turn towards us, and in your gentleness receive us, we cry to you Hosanna. + Hosanna, Lord be gracious to us, we cry out in our pain,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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At the beginning of Lent I hoped to blog a poem a day, and started well, responding to Stephen Cherry's Lent Book, "Barefoot Prayers", but over the last week and a half have hardly read or written anything at all.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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deeper and deeper, down and down, in the depths you call me aside, draw me into the numinous darkness where healing flows free, in the safety of your presence I let go, I am known, there is no holding back... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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There is nothing to Prove, I am held, Nothing to show, Nothing to, Show off, for I am held In the everlasting arms Of the one who demands Nothing of me, Except that I let go And be held, So... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Flashes of compassion Break through her Gruff exterior, A smile, a look, A gift Chosen with care And love... + There is such joy In the giving... + An unconscious act of Rare tenderness Drawn from a deeper well Of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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let me feel justice as your heartbeat for the world, that I might walk step by step in time with the rhythm of eternity, drawing from it the courage to stand up and be counted, help me to understand that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
Indeed, except that they came along to the service yesterday and made some friends!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2014 on God with us... at Eternal Echoes
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I think we are all working on this if we are honest, glad you like the picture, it is a great place to pray
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2014 on Intimacy with God... at Eternal Echoes
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Yesterday while preaching I encountered one of those glorious moments when the preacher finds themselves converted, I was preaching on the parable of the Prodigal Son. The theme for the service was home-coming, connecting with the origins of Mothering, or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I read those three simple words, maybe not the ones you would instantly think of but they mean they same, and they made my heart sing, simple words, "intimacy with God... " resounded in my soul as the Spirit made... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Sometimes I question where God is, other times things happen that open my eyes to see that to name something a coincidence is to fail to see that we are not existing by pure chance but that God IS with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I hate it, but there it is, weaving its thoughts through my heart, mind, and soul, destroying peace, wreaking havoc in my relationships as it insists on being heard, demands attention.... + I hate that it turns on me, turns... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I have nothing to give, nothing to share, I am nothing, all is empty, I survey the horizon and see nothing, my heart craves love, my mind craves truth, but nothing, there is nothing, nothing of myself... BUT there is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
I will never leave you or forsake you, you say, so why does my heart bleed and weep, why do I fee alone, why does this loneliness seep into my bones turning my soul towards despair, why do I struggle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
Thank you to you both x
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2014 on because he lives... at Eternal Echoes
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Just recently I have been feeling really overwhelmed by the demands of ministry, and of life in general if I am honest, sometimes it feels that there isn't enough of me to go around, and while I am getting quite... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Eternal Echoes