Easter Hope

I’ve just come home from an AGM that focused on hope, it told inspirational stories whilst knowing the harsh reality of human life, yet looked forward to the future; that spoke of hope as part of the human condition, as a partner that walks through life with us; that throws open its arms and welcomes; […]

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Silent Garden

In the silent garden, we stood with graves laid out as if disbelief could turn back time.   Sometimes, silence is all we have to express ourselves; awed, astonished, ashamed, ashen, silent as the grave.   In the hushed corner plot, woeful folk quietly plant raised beds as if peace could descend with new blooms. […]

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Choose Life

Inspired by Deuteronomy 30, Matthew 5 and the Trainspotting advert Choose life. Choose justice. Choose mercy. Choose welcome. Choose to resolve conflict; Choose agreement over anger; Choose peace and understanding; Choose to greet your enemy in friendship; Choose to listen, to share, to resolve, to walk together through life’s trials and reconciliation’s.   Choose a […]

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Let Them Eat Chaos

I used some Christmas Book Tokens to buy a poem called “Let Them Eat Chaos” by Kate Tempest. she takes us to one street in the early hours of the morning – 4:18 to be precise and tells the moment for 7 people awake in the night; their thoughts, fears, worries, concerns, confusion. It’s a […]

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Talking Mission

Here we are, our first month as Ansty Road United Reformed Church, there has been much to do and we have been focusing on some of the practical issues of merging the two churches and leaving Harefield Road. At our forthcoming Church and Elders’ Meetings it will be time to think once again about Mission […]

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