You may have read the article on the BBC news website recently about Sky Sports anchor (not forget t ing former Blue Peter presenter) Simon Thomas. His wife sadly died suddenly in November last year and he has since been writing a blog about his feelings following her death. That blog can be found at www.agriefshared.com.
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Friday night, during contemplative compline, we had as our text these verses from the Song of Solomon chapter 2:10-12 – the lover speaking to the beloved:
“Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away,for behold,
the winter is past;
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of singing has come,
Over the past three Sunday evenings at church we have been exploring the Beatitudes.
As a church we have been asked by the Bishop of Oxford Steven Croft to look at the Beatitudes, a series of eight blessings, which is part of his vision in which he feels we are called to be a Christ-like church.
At the start of this week there was the unwelcome news of the collapse of Carillion, one of the Governments' chief engineering and supply contractors.
Coming into the New Year I had reflected on some notes I made in 2017. It seems that repeated themes come up, the main one is love. I must admit I find this the hardest!
The second not surprisingly, is doing versus being. We are commanded to love one another, yet my ego and my unhealed hurts still scream out and come jumping in the way.
A Very Happy 2018 to you all!
I feel very challenged by what is the true essence of - A Happy New Year?
When finally condensed down, it can be summarised as being at peace - in whatever circumstances you may find yourself in. To me there’s only one place to be at true peace - that’s in the Prince of Peace – Jesus.