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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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I am preparing for Church Council meetings, it is an ongoing thing, and I guess I should not be surprised that the same questions of what we are going to do and where our future lies are once again raising... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Eternal Echoes
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My basket is full, my cup overflows, my head and heart are pounding with infomation, emotion, overload, there is so much need, always so much need... I could drown, I could give up, I could fight to remain afloat, turning... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Eternal Echoes
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Have you ever had an epiphany, a sudden moment a break through where you suddenly but surely understand or see something? It might have been a maths problem at school, a sudden moment when the jumble of numbers that had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Eternal Echoes
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Today I have been battling a migraine, and while it has mostly passed and my head feels more manageable I have also been batting a major depressive episode that has been creeping up on me over the last week. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Eternal Echoes
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loved, beloved, how hard it is to own the name we are given, precious, honoured, chosen, long thought of, cherished how often do we really hear our truest state, do we look into the mirror of love, mirror love to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Eternal Echoes
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rain lashes my window, wind rattles the roof tiles above me, I shiver, turn up the central heating then put the kettle on... + across the world people huddle around a fire, there is no central heating in Syria no... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Eternal Echoes
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Again and again we hear about how more and more people ar turning to foodbanks for support, each week our little project in Blackpool feeds aproximately 150/ 200people and gives out around 90 food bags. The gathered community have become... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Eternal Echoes
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Sometimes I hide, returning to the fake safety of once discarded grave clothes and wrap them tightly around my wounds and scars as bandages that never heal, but only hinder growth... + Hidden there I call myself by once forgotten... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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It is a bright December morning, the sun is streaming in through my windows and I am trying to prepare myself for Messy Church this afternoon. The trouble is that I don't feel upbeat or capable of being bright and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I long to long for life, life full life free, a stiring within, a drawing, calling , joy-filled, peace led life, for hope, a flame set against the darkness, for eyes to see, ears to hear a heart open willing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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This morning I led and preached at an Advent Communion Service at North Shore, it felt right to be doing it. Unsusally for me I used the Worship Book and leant on the Liturgy to carry me through and found... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
What a great idea :-)
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2014 on The Holy-day(s) season... at Eternal Echoes
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help me to fall into the deathless depths of you, where light and dark are one, where I am found in the losing and loosing of my finite being + help me to break free from smallness, from false boundaries,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I am not the Grinch, I don't wander around muttering Christmas Bah Humbug under my breath, but neither is my house festooned with Christmas decorations, in fact to be perfectly honest I am considering not setting up the Christmas tree... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I have had a bad afternoon, nothing is particularly to blame, that is simply how it is, I wish I could say that I came home had lunch and began preparing for Sundays service as I had planned but I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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There is a frost here this morning, when I woke the tempreature outside was around -3 degrees C, with the top expected tempreature of 5 degrees. Now I know that this is nothing record breaking or startling but it reminds... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Last week MP's voted on a change in the law to ban revenge evictions by private landlords, the proposed change was overturned because it was deemed unnecessary. I wonder how it is then that I have spoken to a terrified... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
Thank you for your comment Jane, and blessings on your journey
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2014 on Are you better? at Eternal Echoes
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Lead me O Holy Love into your infinite grace, moment by moment, for my eyes long to see you. Teach my heart to respond, to heart through the clamour of my thoughts, through the pressure of my days, and the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I want to say a little more about my current experience of living with depression, a few days ago I blogged on the subject and it seemed to strike a chord with people, so I wonder if this will also.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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What longing is this stirring deep within, filling me with awe and dread? I hear its' long past echoes rumbling in the distance... + Give it up, let it go... + it is growing closer now, a Tsunami of love... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
I think it is the ongoing and recurring nature of depression that people find very hard to understand. May you find blessings in the darkness Helen
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2014 on Are you better? at Eternal Echoes
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thank you for your comment, my prayers are with you.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2014 on Are you better? at Eternal Echoes
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With a head full of images of yesterdays Black Friday consumer frenzy today I am preparing for Advent Sunday. I can almost hear the cry of the prophet raised in lament over the crowds carrying TV's and jostling and shoving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
Prayers for you Hilary x
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2014 on Are you better? at Eternal Echoes
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