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When the Darkness Descends

“John’s answer [John of the Cross] is not simple, but in the simplest possible terms, he says that the dark night is God’s best gift to you, intended for your liberation. It is about freeing you from your ideas about … Continue reading

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How We Got Here – Tracing the Family Tree

I’m currently digging into family history, building the tree with all the information I have, research other family members have done and lots of questions. A few things I know already: I come from a long line of farmers, on … Continue reading

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New Mudlarking Treasures

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  Identifications ongoing :)… Good haul, and a bit of a blue pottery theme…

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I Spy With My Little Eye…

One way to make a long bus ride feel shorter is to make it a project – for example: camera in hand, see if you can capture interesting moments you drive past! The light happened to be wonderful, and with the … Continue reading

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This Week’s Mudlark Findings…

I’m beginning to identify all of these, with the help of the www and people who know what they’re talking about :)… I’m very curious!!!  An 1861 half-penny – my first coin find! 1st row – 2nd: I think this … Continue reading

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Finding & Choosing

(found here)

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“…for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”. The Silent Worship of Friends

For a number of years, the thought of attending a Quaker meeting crossed my mind from time to time; the little I knew about them had caught my interest. And yet, I hesitated, imagining how uncomfortable I could end up … Continue reading

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Prayer and Creative Writing III – Prayer as Poetry, Poetry as Prayer.

In the first two posts on Prayer and Creative Writing (cf. Prayer and Creative Writing I and II), the suggested response to scripture was story, the creation of a detailed, descriptive narrative to help the text come alive in us and … Continue reading

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Prayer and Creative Writing II – Imagination and Response. Story.

In the last post on Prayer and Creative Writing (“Prayer and Creative Writing I – Discovery, Tradition and Invitation”), I suggested you choose a narrative from one of the gospels to spend time with – in reading it slowly every day, … Continue reading

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Prayer and Creative Writing I – Discovery, Tradition and Invitation

Writing as what some would call a “spiritual discipline” is one of the things that most fascinates me and that keeps me pen-in-hand and pen-on-page for much of my writing time. I discovered writing before I discovered prayer – even though … Continue reading

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