"Does it hurt?" is a question I have recently heard. My generation might have considered our lives to last 3 score years and ten. Today, with an increasing proportion of the population possibly living beyond a century, especially if female, with the benefit of advanced medical care, we can hope to enjoy a fruitful time…Read more What is ‘end of life’ like?
The two minute silence this morning brought the nation once again to reflect upon the Great War, the 2nd World War, Korea, Vietnam, Falklands, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan...did I miss one out.......where does the list end? How has Remembrance impacted you this year? The poppies may now have been removed. Where do they now…Read more The day is over… How has Remembrance impacted you this year?
In the Hebrew Scriptures we talk occasionally, some more than others, about the end times (Book of Daniel 12:4). Those times when all will be well. Today I heard someone talk of the 'end of life'. What does our future hold? When we are younger, say in our 30s or 40s, we may look ahead…Read more End times & our End of Life
I want to paint a scenario: the church service is about a quarter of an hour in, you've had a hymn or two and some guests arrive to see the architecture or what it is like inside your church building. What do we do? Can we welcome them in to the church or do we…Read more Are we really radically welcoming?
Often we are told to aspire to gain everything. At school, children are sometimes encouraged to strive for occupations which pay lots of money, for then we can find 'paradise'. We can see stories of those who have been 'successful' and have won the jackpot but then find they are disillusioned. Recently the thought of…Read more Material Gain?
Do we really know our inner self? I'm not sure. But can we? Or know or understand someone else's inner self.As we age, we change physically but also mentally. Our brains are not able to process so effectively as we used to do. Our thoughts may appear to others as irrational. I would question whether…Read more Our inner self
I'd like to tell you who I am, but what could I say? How might you describe yourself to others? In the past I might say about the job title, my responsibilities.I might have started by telling you about my wife of 30 years, our 2 wonderful children.Perhaps I could have tried to describe to…Read more Who am I?