#BIGRead14: Amen #Luke2Acts

#BIGRead14 The final poem in Stephen Cherry's encouraging but challenging series for Lent - starts and ends with 'Amen' (so be it) - as it is 'over to you', and we think where we go next. #Luke2Acts Luke 4 - For 40 days (the length of Lent, once Sunday's are removed), Jesus wandered the desert eating nothing (something that challenged Keith Hebden this Lent as he sought to highlight food banks this Lent). I found…

#BIGRead14: Dying #Luke2Acts

#BIGRead14 Only two certainties in life, right? Death and taxes? Today's poem deals with dying, and the sense of 'slipping away' ... although Ernie's comments earlier today that death for many isn't such a comfortable time... although what most would hope for - slipping away in sleep! I loved hunting out the image above though ... a comforting potential ... which reminds me somewhat of the stories of Narnia - when the Pevensie family die…

#BIGRead14: Breeze #Luke2Acts

#BIGRead14 I have to say a breezy day (preferably a warm, breezy day) is one of my favourite kinds of weather, so I love the fact that Stephen's poem today looks at the breeze: When the breeze comes; we rise to life. I am currently pretty tired so ready to be pretty still, but then awaken at the next breeze... so I may not be all that cohesive! #Luke2Acts Luke 2 - There's a huge amount of…

#BIGRead14: Joy // #Luke2Acts

#BIGRead14 Death and taxes .. the only certainties in life, right? Today's poem on 'joy' Unpredictable, undemanding joy, let me dissolve into your abundant sufficiency, your limitless expansiveness, your eternal, redemptive fullness. I have had a day of 'joy' - recording God Spots for UCB, lunch with Lynne, recording a longer interview around #digitalparenting with Paul Hammond, then on the train to London catching up with Rev, before an evening with lovely friend Karen... #Luke2Acts…

#BIGRead14: Reconciliation

#BIGRead14 Today's poem focuses on 'Reconciliation' - a tough topic, that we can all too easily skim over. Having just spent the day on an excellent 'emotional intelligence' course with Andrew Scott, one of the standout elements of the day was his passion for the stories/narratives we weave around ourselves, and - particularly - around others ... which then tend to become self-fulfilling prophesies - especially dangerous if those are 'negative' stories ("he never listens",…
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