East Midlands Forest Church have graciously allowed me to share these reflections from a Winter Solstice Ceremony they ran some years ago. I am choosing to publish it now in June, as while they are now approaching midsummer in the UK, we are approach midwinter here in Australia so it's now that it's more seasonally … Continue reading Winter solstice with East Midlands Forest Church
On the night of his arrest, Jesus prayed, “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me … Continue reading Are we an answer to the prayer of Jesus?
Join me in praying against the spirit of hate and for an expansion of our enemies imagination ... and our own. Like and pass on if you're in.
God of Seed and Harvest We bless you, God of Seed and Harvest And we bless each other That the beauty of this world And the love that created it Might be expressed through our lives And be a blessing to others Now and always - Author Unknown
I wrote this haiku, based on Luke 24, while reflecting of the story of the road to Emmaus Their eyes were opened In the breaking of the bread - Jesus is alive!
This prayer is commonly attributed to Saint Basil, the Bishop of Caesarea in the fourth century, though this is somewhat contested. Irrespective of it's origins I think we can benefit from it. O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, even our brothers, the animals, to whom Thou gave … Continue reading Remembering all living things in prayer