Category: beginings

Books

What’s the best book you’ve ever read? A novel? Autobiography? Love story? – I like to read factual books. The best selling books these days are cook books. The second best selling books are dieting books, telling you not to eat what you’ve just cooked. The best ever selling book that’s been written is the…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Advent

This week we light the second candle of our Advent wreath – and we focus especially on the prophets – to help us look again at the way in which Jesus’ coming was foretold

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Anxiety

What are our biggest fears? that we will lose our health our job our friends that we will lose control Sometimes just thinking about such things can send us into an emotional roller coaster ride – We worry that the tightrope we call life – one day – might suddenly snap – and there will…

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Picture/Painting

What’s your favourite picture or painting? Constable’s Haywain? – Van Gough’s Sunflowers – Renoir’s boating party – the Mona Lisa – the Sistine Chapel? Paintings bring pleasure, they can be inspiring, challenging, calming, relaxing, we can admire the whole, or look into every corner, or image – every brush stroke. It’s said that every painting…

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Prayer

What’s your favourite picture or painting? Constable’s Haywain? – Van Gough’s Sunflowers – Renoir’s boating party – the Mona Lisa – the Sistine Chapel? Paintings bring pleasure, they can be inspiring, challenging, calming, relaxing, we can admire the whole, or look into every corner, or image – every brush stroke. It’s said that every painting…

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Questions

Questions, questions, questions, the Bibles full of questions. Trying to find answers to them can be both an uplifting and an uncomfortable experience – Jesus asks many questions of us –

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Saints

Questions, questions, questions, the Bibles full of questions. Trying to find answers to them can be both an uplifting and an uncomfortable experience – Jesus asks many questions of us –

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Seeing

What are we looking for in life? – A good job? Lots of money? Relationships? Security – power – happiness – Or maybe all of these? – Most of the time we’re not really sure what we are looking for. Sometimes we get so caught up with our goals in life – that we miss…

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Special services

What do you find wonderful and exciting about Christmas? – The decorations – the party atmosphere – the rich food – the holidays off work – being with your family and friends? – over-indulging in a little wine or spirits? – If you ask many families what they think makes their Christmas enjoyable and exciting…

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