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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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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 3 days ago 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
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We are here to celebrate today, to celebrate with Oscar’s family the gift of life! In a little while I will pray for him and offer a blessing for him. In the words that are spoken will be the wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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what wakes me now with a roar like the distant sound of a waterfall throwing itself onto the rocks below, tracing rainbows in the air? + what power is this bursting through the atmosphere with a pulse like excitement, electric... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I am not sure how to truly name this post; it is the result of reflection and meditation and the bulk of it comes in the form of a prayer. It comes from a reawakening of a sort, an acknowledgement... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
:-) Amy
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2014 on touched.... at Eternal Echoes
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and God came close, in the midst of the chaos, in the unexpected, in the broken bread through the poured out wine God came close, we felt, we knew, overwhelmed, touched and trembling, tears fell, terrors released, words unspoken now... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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mercy and justice, bread for the hungry, comfort for the opressed, a share in the richess of the worlds resources for all, + mercy and justice, freedom for the captives law that grants truth to see the value of EVERY... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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our frailty lies before our eyes our vulnerability internal and external, we are at the end of ourselves, and even at the beginning of the road we have no strength, no hope but you... + our frailty lies before our... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Eternal Echoes