Hub is an inveterate book collector and adores charity shops … I do a Canute every so often and try to get the books recycled but they have a habit of piling up in boxes, bags and against walls. My latest mantra is that we will be moving next year and WE CAN’T TAKE ALL […]
I was glad to see that Archbishop Rowan, that consummate professional, had written notes in the margins of his wedding service. That makes me feel better about the post-it notes in mine when I’ve taken weddings, although I don’t suppose he was likely to forget the names of the couple. Just the order they came […]
Youth and age are not dates in time, but states of mind. Our duty is not to add years to our lives, but to add life to our years … Time may wrinkle the skin, but worry, doubt, hate and loss of ideals wrinkle the soul. Fears, not years, bow the head … Whether we […]
On Sunday I got chatting with a lady who has lived in this inner-city area for 73 years. She’s seriously contemplating moving into the country, but finding it a very difficult decision. Some of her reasons are to do with her age. She’s a large lady and finds it difficult to walk these days. Her […]
Then they invented ideas about me – some of them sensible and some of them not very sensible. From time to time I sent them some hints – especially in the life of Jesus – to help them get closer to what I’m really like.
This is from an article by Alex Renton in The Times 21 April 2011 copyright Times Newspapers. My daughter came home from primary school a few weeks ago and sat down to write a letter to God. It read “To God how did you get invented? From Lulu o x When she asked us to […]
He ends ‘There may be, and, as the writer thinks, there certainly is, a deep and profoundly historical basis for that much disputed sentence in the Apostles’ Creed “On the third day he rose again from the dead.”‘