Thoughts and Musings – December 2020

Midweek Musings 30th December 2020

My favourite name for Jesus is Emmanuel – God with us. I have been re-reading ‘The Return of the Prodigal’ by Henri Nouwen. I have also, like him, been struck by the picture on the front cover which is Rembrandt’s

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Midweek Musings 23rd December 2020

Christmas 2020 will go down as one of the strangest on record. The government’s game of “will we, won’t we” was answered on Saturday late afternoon with the announcement of tightened restrictions and less travelling for those who had pencilled

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Thought for the Week 20th December 2020

It might seem a little strange to have our reading for the Sunday preceding Christmas to be drawn from the only synoptic gospel that doesn’t include a nativity story[1]. For the shepherds, we look to Luke. For the Wise Men,

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Thought for the Week 13th December 2020

In 1997, the film “Titanic” was released to great critical acclaim. People flocked to the cinemas to watch it two, three, even four times, helping to make it the highest grossing film of all time (at that time). James Cameron

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Midweek Musings 9th December 2020

As December begins in earnest, preparations for Christmas are getting well under way. Even in these times of uncertainty when we’re not quite sure if events we have planned will actually be able to go ahead, there are still some

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Thought for the Week 6th December 2020

There’s a line in one of P.G. Wodehouse’s books that I really like (and have used on occasion). When discussing the name of one of the more unpleasant members of his Aunt Dahlia’s houseparty, Bertie Wooster comments to Jeeves, “There’s

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Midweek Musings 2nd December 2020

We are approaching that time when we give and receive presents from friends and family. I suppose we all enjoy giving presents, but there is so much more joy in giving, especially when you know you are giving something that

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