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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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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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 7 days ago 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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This evening in the midst of demands and requests, in the midst of hugs and tears and unsaid prayers, in the midst of being unable to meet need for simple things like tin openers and sleeping bags. In the frustration... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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...silence falls slowly, slow-ly, slow--ly, + slowly the dis-ease within me clamouring for attention ebbs & ebbs away... until the gentler pounding of my heart keeps time with the rhythm of the universe, as the waves beat upon the shore...... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Not for the first time in recent years I have found myself loosing the will to live when it comes to choosing hymns and songs for worship. It has nothing to do with the age of the material available, nothing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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shine on me, warm me, draw me as the sun draws the wakening flower and calls the earth to life, + shine on me, shine through me, even in these darkening days woo me from my desire to hide, to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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there are days when my heart bleeds with a thousand sighs and the questions why and how seem to bounce back from a hollow heaven... days when the end of my resources seem to be the end of all resources... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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again, again, the earth is groaning soaking up the blood of humankind; evil must be overcome the battlecry, again, again, as evil meets evil, again, face on... and our humanity shrinks, a puddle in the desert heat, disconnected from the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Broken, broken open, broken, laid bare, exposed on the bleak headland high above the earth... as the strom rages, above, below, you are broken, broken open, life pouring down, pouring out, unstoppable, real, raw, broken... + ...and our senses fill... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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I have been pondering the Eucharist/ Lords supper/ Holy Communion, whatever you want to call it, again! More and more though I prefer to name the meal we share the Eucharist as it means thanksgiving, and it was to thanksgiving... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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That isn't fair... He has a larger piece of pie than me.... She was given more presents than me... They earn more, they have more fun, he has more friends... I want what they have, I want more, deserve more,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Is there anyone here who has never been hurt? Anyone who has never felt wronged ? Anyone who has not grappled with a sense that the world is not fair, that wrongs need righting, that justice must be done, that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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The painting featured here is a reflection on the seasons and the speed with which they turn. The poem asks questions of our real presence to this earthy world: are you present, here and now in this flesh and blood, bone and sinew existence? Are you earthed and earthy, conscious... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Kainotes