Hi from Peter (I usually say from your Curate but I have now finished the study required, and have been sent a different licence by Bishop Colin.)
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‘Happy Mother’s Day!’ the greeting cards tell us! And in many ways the sentiment is right. A day to celebrate all that mothers do – what could be the problem with that?
For those of you who made it to church last Sunday morning you would have heard the talk at the beginning of our new series about ‘How we change’. If you would like to listen to the talk follow this link.
I recently went on a road trip to Scotland with my daughter, Daisy. We stopped for a coffee a few hours north and thought we would look for some new music to listen to as we drove. I found two albums from my youth and I was excited to replace the long redundant tapes with cd’s. So we set off again and put on the first album. I was transported right back!
Christian festivals have a way of creeping up on us unawares. This year, the turn of Lent made itself uncomfortably felt as friends declared on Wednesday that they would be back online after Easter. That made me think. What had I given up for Lent? Was I supposed to? What does the Bible say about Lent? (It does not – in so many words).
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.