I have recently been involved in several conversations with a few individuals, who were pushing a particular definition of identity in their own social context. When I later reflected on these conversations it seemed to me that, in part, they were pushing an identity of exclusion where you either qualified or not, and if you did not then you became other, and not part of us.
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Somebody once said that fathers are like parking spaces – all the good ones are already taken.
Father’s Day for you may be a sweet celebration, or perhaps it is one that is tinged with bitterness. But you know what? This is what our God says about you: “I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)”
"On the understanding that nobody will pass this around I confess that I am less and less cynical about politics.
Elections are, I admit, times when the journey away from cynicism sometimes slows down a bit.
I had decided on my theme, but not written my article before the news of the Manchester bombing hit. The theme 'celebrating life' seems even more appropriate after these terrible events which were designed to destroy rather then bring life.
I don’t know how many of you use Facebook, but some time ago, people were posting 25 random things about themselves. It struck me, reading some of those facts that there are things I still don’t know about people I consider very close to me.
Here are a few random facts about me.
When we had the TRIO Sunday three weeks ago, I promised to let you know how things turned out. Well, it has been a very encouraging start with the opportunity for further progress. I said that we were hoping for an increase of £302 per week in our income, and so far, we have promises that total an extra £172 a week.