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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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to be at one, to find myself held within the flow of love, where sorrow is held, hope reborn, and none are excluded, to know I am known, valued, but not above another, cherished as part of the eternal whole,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Eternal Echoes
Thank you Rose, I appreciate your comments, it means a lot to me to seek God through this advent time.
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here is life, here are light and loved released where once destructive darkness ruled and reigned… + life, overcomer, empower, truth-teller, speaking against the lies... + life planting new truths in our souls... you are worthy, you are precious, you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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It is that time of year our T.V. screens fill with Christmas adverts, as carols and tinsel and stacks of goodies fill shopping centres spilling out into the aisles trying to cajole us into an empty fullness, a surface celebration... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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They are worthy, these words echo in my mind, words spoken over me when I was received into Full Connexion as a Methodist Minister, like many other I can report that the effect that they have is overwhelming and humbling!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Following my own experiences in dealing with depression today, and in conversation with others I am left wondering why we do not speak more of the God we encounter in the darkness, and in our struggles with life. There seems... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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This is an old post re-blogged, it has been searched several times today, and it certainly struck a chord with me; Dear God, I'm finding it hard to talk to you at the moment, I guess I am worried that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
thank you Janet
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2014 on On being laid aside.... at Eternal Echoes
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I have been pondering the power of shame and the fear of exposure, powers and fears that often cause us to hide from ourselves and push us either inward to a place of self-loathing or an outward place of masquerade,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
we see it all the time Jim, so sad
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2014 on The effect of sanctions... at Eternal Echoes
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yes please do
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I have blogged about depression before, and I am somewhat frustrated but not entirely surprised to find the Black Dog nipping at my heels again! In fact he isn't nipping at my heels, he has decided to come and sit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Many members of the Comfort Zone Community are affected by Sanctions, week after week we help folk with food, clothing emergency fuel payments and more, what we do is a drop in the ocean. We seek to respond as often... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Let me love you, Beloved. Let me quietly and with unutterable simplicity just love you. Let me love you with every beat of my heart, every breath, every stirring of my soul, and then, in the deep, deep silence let... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
It is a struggle everywhere, a good and challenging work, there is something deep about catching God's heart for the poor.
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heartbreaking :-s
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2014 on encounter in the park... at Eternal Echoes
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Hi Mark, I guess because of the ministry we are called to here in Blackpool, there always seems to be a death happening and we work with a lot of pain, doubt and despair, but we are also given glimpses of mini Easters, most of which we'd miss if we weren't watching.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2014 on watching (?) at Eternal Echoes
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in a quiet corner, on an old bench he slept, curled up under his coat, pack of sandwiches at his side, bottle of water by his feet, he slept as the world walked by, among the glorious autumnal colours the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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seek first, seek first the truth the still small voice, whose whisper lingers after the clamour has died away and hush has finally descended... + seek first the deepest longing of your heart, the longing that still churns after the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
yes of course Virginia
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when I call you other I errect a barrier, de-humanise and disown you, I proclaim myself more, more important, more worthy, more... more and more, and in claiming more for me, and in pushing you away, in bolstering my self,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I want to love a stone, a frog, an ant, a teabag... to find myself in the flow of love that knows nothing other than love, and cannot help but love all that it sees, I want to laugh with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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star-maker, risk taker, barrier breaker call me to life, draw me beyond my narrow, shallow visions into your eternal dance where the possibilities are open and endless, the horizons unlimited, show me there the scope of love held in nail... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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we spend a lot of time at the tomb, watching, watching, waiting, watching, praying, watching hoping, watching weeping, we spend a lot of time at the tomb... + but now comes the call to enter, this tomb, the womb of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
I am not really interested in multi media good or bad, I am interested in a heartfelt desire to seek more of God through any means. I long to see a hunger that overrides the structure and draws us to new depths together. I want to know church as community more than institution, and when I catch glimpses of it it causes my heart to sing. I am not so much seeking worship as seeking connection, what Richard Rhor would call Oneing. To be at one with the divine and with all of creation, to know and to be known...
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2014 on a silent longing... at Eternal Echoes
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