Nativity

Alone in a city, Tired, aching, Heavily expectant with the weight of an unborn.  Struggling to find comfort, Friendship or assistance, A dignified place to begin the most vulnerable of experiences. Labouring for the first time. Frightened, uncertain. No midwives or hospitals, No cot, No reassurance – But for the warm burps and farts of…

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Incarnation

It’s that time of year again! This Sunday heralds both the 1st December and the first Sunday of Advent in traditional church calendars. The season of journey and expectation, with a whisper of hope to a weary world, heavily burdened. The anticipation of God coming to earth as a tiny baby – so that we could have…

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Is there such a thing as harmless flirting?

Flirting, relationships, objectification of people, sex, wisdom, choices, faithfulness, surrender,

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The old ball and chain…?

I actually hate this phrase. It’s meant to elicit wry chuckles, filled with knowing. Usually in reference to wives. Conjuring up images of chain-gang prisoners, dragging their heavy ball and chain everywhere, enslaved for their past mistakes. Everyone who would look on a prisoner in such shackles would be really glad that they weren’t in…

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Autumn parties and other seasonal delights

When my husband and I were in our first year of marriage, we became hooked on the series The Gilmore Girls, and much to the amusement of many of our friends, couldn’t stop talking about it. I think that one of the things which drew us to buy the entire series, aside from the great…

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Daydreams In Leaves

Heavy, dark and wet days Where all of life seems dreary Keeps us cacooned, restless. Weary of the rain, We sit and bundle onto the couch wrapped in each other’s embrace, Faces turned towards the failing light, Looking for hope. Sometimes this is enough. Dreaming of crisp days filled with falling leaves Brown, orange and…

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