After the shepherds had witnessed the angels and had gone to see Mary we read in Luke 2 v.19, "But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart."
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As we near 2015 I've been reflecting on the past year. For me this year has been one of many changes. In Autumn 2013 I gave up my career in Marketing and embarked on a degree to become a Youth Worker!
The inhabitants of Bicester woke up Tuesday morning to discover their home town is soon to become Bicester Garden City. “What’s in a name?” you may have wondered.
Last week James, a neighbour, helped me put up a large and heavy roller shutter door on one of my farm buildings. It took most of the day to complete as we hadn’t any instructions as to how to do it. Finally we finished and surveyed our handiwork, congratulating ourselves that we had managed to succeed in the not- too easy task.
I was reading recently about Simon the Pharisee. (Luke 7:36-49) You may know the story – Simon invites Jesus to eat with him and He accepts. Whilst ‘getting ready to eat’ a woman of dubious virtue came into the home and anoints Jesus feet with expensive perfume, having previously washed his feet with her tears and drying them with her hair. You all probably know the story.
What an amazing, diverse, colourful creation God has made. A truly incredible artist and creator!