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Tale Older than Time

Tale Older than Time

Beauty and the Beast? I’m going to do that thing where you say ‘Ah! That’s a bit like Jesus, that is.’ Sorry. So Adventure Girl and I finally went to see the new movie version. The 90s cartoon version was her favourite film as a little girl, and the movie took me back to hazy Sunday afternoons slumped on the sofa, catching up on sleep while my little girl with her endless energy spun around the room in her somewhat…

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A Walk Through Sacred

A Walk Through Sacred

On the last but one night at New Wine 2016, I took a walk through the camp. A normal stroll, an everyday thing. An achievement for me, certainly, but it turned out to be so much more, because the ordinary hurtled me headlong into the sacred. It was a balmy evening, the last rays of sunshine bathing the showground in a gentle light, the only sign of a huge deluge a few hours before a few puddles where welly-clad toddlers…

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Being (sometimes) beats doing.

Being (sometimes) beats doing.

I’m having a poorly week. Lungs infected again and this time it’s hit me pretty hard. For nearly 4 days I’ve hardly been able to crawl out of bed, though I made it downstairs last night in a somewhat jelly like state. What it did mean is that I couldn’t do anything on the To Do list I’d been stressing over at the end of last week, and had to leave things be. Now, at first, this frustrates me greatly….

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What value on life?

What value on life?

I watched the BBC documentary 23 Week Babies the other night and it’s been preying on my mind ever since. In the first case, pondering on the harrowing and unthinkable suffering parents of these incredibly premature babies go through, and endeavouring to imagine what it would be like (impossible to do so, really.) And then there are the dedicated health professionals involved in the process, and the decisions they have to make, decisions that could mean life or death, impossible…

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