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Abiding Love

Abiding Love

So, it’s Valentine’s Day. So I thought I would write a nice Smuggety McSmug post about how lovely it all is and how wonderful and marvellous Adventure Bloke is. Except I didn’t really. Now, Adventure Bloke is indeed most wonderful and marvellous, but that is not the content of this post, I’m afraid. I wanted to express something of what love is. The love that underpins all loves. Abiding Love. Now I’m loving the word ‘abiding’ at the moment. It’s…

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Leaning

Leaning

So, here it is. I have prevaricated and procrastinated for long enough. It’s time to tell about that experience. You know, the big one, the one where I wondered if I’d see 2012 through. What a fellowship, What a joy divineLeaning on the everlasting armsWhat a blessedness, what a peace that’s mineLeaning on the everlasting arms This is me in the 2nd week of December, or thereabouts. I suddenly went down with pneumonia in both lungs and went straight into…

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Honesty

Honesty

So, after my last blog post here which seemed to resonate with quite a few people (so many thanks, as ever, for all the messages, encouragements, etc etc…) I decided that I would practise what I preached, and be Honest. So when someone, even a random someone I hardly knew, asked how I was, I wouldn’t say ‘fine’ or ‘oh yes, great, you know, well..’ and other fluffy such downright lies. I’d say ‘Not fine’ ‘not OK’ or ‘OK ish…

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Dear Nice Person……

Dear Nice Person……

Dear nice friendly person: No, I don’t feel fine. Thankyou for saying I am looking really well. I know that you are only trying to be kind and upbuilding. Unfortunately it reminds me of the fact that even when I feel sick people think I’m doing well, and therefore I must be putting it on.I know this is not the case, but I think it anyway.I am sorry, nice friendly person, that I am not talking much back to you….

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Why I love Brussians

Why I love Brussians

I went to a meet up this weekend with a few people from the website ‘Bronchiectasis R Us’ which was set up a few years ago by the lovely Charlotte as a way for people suffering from this rare disease to connect and share information and support. We’ve been having an annual meet up for a few years now. These guys never cease to amaze me with their zest for life amidst such suffering. You may be thinking these meet…

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Love Wins, and all that

Love Wins, and all that

So, I’ve read the new Rob Bell book, ‘Love Wins’. Whispers round the tinterweb about it verge from refreshing and thought provoking to cries of heresy and outrage. Hmmm. What did I think? Well. The thing that always strikes me about Rob Bell, and no less than usual in this latest book, is his passion for Jesus. He totally bigs Him up. Again and again. Whatever else you say, you can’t pretend that Rob doesn’t love Jesus. I love how…

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Messy Church?

Messy Church?

So, we’ve recently started Messy Church which is around once a month at the moment. But what is it? The Messy Church website gives a description of the concept behind it, but I imagine it varies from place to place. For us we want to bring families together for fun and food with some learning about God stuff flowing through it. Mainly though to build community in our area. One of the feelings that is expressed in our area is…

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