So I recently discovered that the Big Man upstairs (God) seems to have blessed me with a new spiritual gift.
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This year especially, I have been enjoying seeing many varieties of poppy in the fields.
We have a Virginia Creeper growing on our house. It seemed like a good idea at the time, 20 years ago when I planted it to break up the boring blocks. It is an amazing and enthusiastic plant - strong and healthy with stunning red leaves in autumn that Tim needs to sweep up when they drop as they cover the path to his office.
Tim Howard spoke excellently last Sunday on, amongst other things, being in exile and focusing on God. Psalm 42 was written by someone who was exiled far away from their homeland, and goes through many of the emotions we experience when we find ourselves in our own places of exile.
Hi everyone and welcome to Emmanuel Church today from your team curate Peter. Some of you know me and some are probably wondering who I am, especially as I am not around much these days, and no I am not in bed ! As I have a lot to learn as a minister in the Church of England I am often at one of the other churches around Bicester.
We can all relax—the sun has come at last. Talking of relaxing, many will sigh and wish that life would slow down…..and give us more time….to relax. Modern life is one of leads, plugs and agitation. Or at least it seems that way sometimes.