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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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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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
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are you present, here and now in this flesh and blood, bone and sinew existence? Are you earthed and earthy, conscious of your breath living really living, touching feeling seeing, hurting, loving, this pain and pleasured life... are you present,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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A series of painting exploring depth Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Kainotes
that is sad Chris, and we see that attitude too, but it is not at the heart of Methodism and certainly not the heart of the gospel, we love our lovely friends, each week we serve over 100 people, we share food, prayers, time and friendship...
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2014 on Austerity Britain ( a lament) at Eternal Echoes
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Thank you Margaret, it makes me feel that I have heard the Spirit well
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I have just spent the evening at the Comfort Zone, our drop in for vulnerable and homeless folk in Blackpool, and as usual we heard story after story of hardship, stories that break our hearts and leave us feeling impotent... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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What sells newspapers? What makes our headlines and catches our attention? I really do want you to ponder that for a couple of moments... What makes chat shows interesting, and why do shows like the Jeremy Kyle show draw such... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Consider the lillies, a reflection on Matthew 6: 30-33 "If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Kainotes
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Welcome to Kainotes, this is my blog for presenting my art work and the thinking/ meditations that lie behind it. I will also be offering art work for sale and taking comissions through this site. Kainotes is a greek word meaning newness, or more fully it refers to the the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Kainotes
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Today I have felt angry, sad, helpless and hopeless, I have been given a rare chance to truly spend a few hours in somebody else's shoes and it was heartbreaking. Yesterday I met a young man who has recently been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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Before I start I will state that while I am a Methodist Minister ( Presbyter) the views in this blog post are my own views and while I hope that they will in some way reflect the views and mission... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Eternal Echoes
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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 Sep 1, 2014 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 Aug 31, 2014 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 Aug 31, 2014 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 Aug 30, 2014 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 Aug 30, 2014 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 Aug 29, 2014 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 Aug 26, 2014 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