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The weight and the wait {guest post}

Leigh Kramer is one of those rare kindred spirits that you find on the internet who makes me glad for worldwide connections and computer scientists. She thinks and cares deeply, and she’s generous-hearted to the core. I love her words and I’m glad she’s here today. Here’s her story:   The weight settled so gradually, […]

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Again

“Can you please tell me how to get in touch with my local ME specialist? I know the files were being transferred to a new system last year, but I was meant to see him last March, and haven’t heard anything and…”   I stop before the emotion catches up with me: pause, concentrate on […]

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Arrival (Advent Thoughts)

What will it be like when Jesus returns?   I’ve really enjoyed this Advent series following Mary’s journey. We’ve considered the parallels between Christ’s first coming and His second coming: the waiting, the homelessness, the groaning. But it has all been building up to this: the arrival.   I don’t know about you, but I […]

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Groaning (Advent Thoughts)

I didn’t really know much about labour and childbirth when I first went to visit my friend who’d just given birth. We were in the car park outside an NHS hospital, the sun was shining and the windows of the hospital were open. As I strolled towards the door, carrying flowers for the new Mum, […]

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Homeless (Advent Thoughts)

Advent means ‘coming’. For ages I really didn’t understand Advent. Then a few years ago, a preacher explained that traditionally Advent preaching would focus not on the incarnation but on the return of Jesus; not on his first coming but his second coming. It was meant to be a penitential season, a time to pause […]

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Waiting (Advent Thoughts)

Advent means ‘coming’. For ages I really didn’t understand Advent. Then a few years ago, a preacher explained that traditionally Advent preaching would focus not on the incarnation but on the return of Jesus; not on his first coming but his second coming. It was meant to be a penitential season, a time to pause […]

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Why healing can’t be hurried up {guest post}

Whenever I read Shelly Miller’s writing I slow down. She takes me through a meditative and visual journey, whatever she writes. She is a fellow minister’s wife, with much wisdom, and I’m delighted she’s sharing her God and Suffering story here. Over to Shelly:   Sitting under the square hole in the mud wall, a […]

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Progress on the journey

When was the last time you entered a different country?   There are two ways of entering a country.   The first way is the clear entry. I have been to America once, and the entry was a noisy airport, announcements, surprisingly personal questions from unsmiling uniformed figures, fingerprinting, forms, heavy luggage. I had arrived. […]

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