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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....
Recent Activity
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Amazing grace, the sweet sound of voices raised lifted this broken vulnerable crowd, and crept into the injured corners of our hearts and soothed our souls as a cleansing flood, this group of truly wretched wretches knew how to sing... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Eternal Echoes
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Tomorrow is the first day of the Methodist year, all over the Connexion welcome services have been taking place as the great Methodist Minister moving season has settled down and new appointments have been taken up. For many the day... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eternal Echoes
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Have you noticed how so many good TV series leave you with a cliff-hanger ending to the episode, not the ones where it is obvious what will happen but those who leave you with a sense of anticipation because you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eternal Echoes
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I have spent quite a bit of time today pruning a hedge and cutting back some very overgrown shrubs, the result is a tidy front garden and a back garden that looks like a lunatic with a pair of clippers... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Eternal Echoes
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silence held him as he reached out to touch the mystery of broken bread, bread broken for him, in this incense laden place full of prayers, of wonder and holiness, heaven touched earth here as the wordless communion opened his... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Eternal Echoes
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Today is the feast of the beheading of John the Baptist, a strange thing to remember perhaps, this wild prophet of millenia ago locked away for speaking out and then beheaded on a vengeful whim because his words continued to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Eternal Echoes
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will you join us, join hands with us, as we stumble and fumble our way towards light, love and truth? will you share your stories with us and listen patiently to ours accepting that each of us is wonderfully messy,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Eternal Echoes
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Last Saturday I was asked to give the message at a friends wedding, it was a rel privilige to do so, since then I have been asked to reproduce it, so here it is: ____________________________________________________________________ The reading was from 1... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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who will weep for the children, who will cry a river of tears and pray with wordless groans from a heart rent by horror? Children on mountain tops dying of thirst, children orphaned, bleeding and blackened by bombing as the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I am sitting in the lovely sun room in the Manse in Blackpool looking out across my back garden, there are flowers blooming and a soft breeze is blowing, it would be easy to say all is well with the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
The war to end all wars Begins, Each new day it begins, in Each beating heart, Each open mind It begins... + It begins again in me... + My no to violence, My no to exclusion, My no to being... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Grace comes, unbidden, Spirit moving wild and free calling us into a recreative dance, to leave behind the former things, to follow lifes new flow, to catch the heartbeat of love, to hear the truth of its rhythm... + Grace... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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All this for you, all this, do you see it? This burning love, this refining fire, this passion for all things, for you. This life giving grace that will not hold back, and would not from even nails, whips a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I could not face them, I just wanted to hide away with guilt and shame as my companions, Job's comforters really. I longed for change, but at the same time wanted time to stop; I wanted to disappear or die,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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what if I fall? WHAT IF I FALL? insistent, anxious, fear-filled, piercing, I hear the question again and again, standing as I do on the edge of a choice, an invitation to life! what if I fall? WHAT IF... But... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
Thanks Charles :-)
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...here it is this bitter gall that cries out for revenge, and demands justice on its own terms, destructive and demanding it turns me on myself and has the power to consume all of the good in me, + ...it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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It is never over, never finished, never ended, never consumed, never satiated, this desire to be finally at one, we cannot be overfed, over-indulged, over-filled, for we live and move and have our being within the infinite, eternal lover of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I hide from you Because I make you in my image, And because I know myself. I hide because I see a caricature Wrathful and vengeful. Yet you do not come in wrath, You are filled with love, With true,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I was asked to offer a picture for a conference yesterday, a picture that represented darkness, darkness within me, darkness within the church, darkness within life... I did not have a picture that said what I wanted/needed to say, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I am writing yet another blog post about the treatment of vulnerable people, every week I meet people who have been affected by cut backs and Government Sanctions, people who are struggling to eat, a man who asks us for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I work with several large groups of volunteers, they are great, but it can be stressful... I was pondering that Jesus worked with teams, and most specifically the 12 disciples, and what a group they were; hot headed, impulsive, needy,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Here I am, Broken open, Buried, Small fragile heart Revealed, pulsing With power... + Here I am, Broken open, Buried Small fragile life Ended in its new Beginning... + Here I am, Broken open, Buried, Small fragile packed With potential... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
me too :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2014 on All this... at Eternal Echoes
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I have just posted some photos to Facebook, they are photos of our preparations for this evening when we meet together at North Shore Methodist Church in Blackpool. We will be celebrating Pentecost. We will meet to eat, share stories,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Eternal Echoes