Category Archives: Thoughts

To become a better person. Again.

After a conversation yesterday and watching ‘Bloody Sunday’ this evening, I’ve been prompted to meditate on this thought again.  For those who haven’t seen ‘Bloody Sunday’, it’s about the events around the deaths of 13 people in Derry, Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Everyday Life

Well, today was an interesting day!  I’ve got the standard ‘teacher-in-new-job’ cold and am feeling rather ropey to say the least!  But today has been one of those days to be truly thankful, for the most unexpected of reasons!  Always … Continue reading

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The Relationship between Trust and Forgiveness

In discussing trust at Taizé, we found it very difficult not to digress and begin discussing forgiveness.  A lot of the conversation centred around people trusting someone until that trust was betrayed, and then they would not trust them any more. … Continue reading

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Trust – Theme at Taizé 2012

Brother Alois, the prior of Taizé, wrote his letter for 2012 under the title, ‘Towards a New Solidarity’ (http://www.taize.fr/IMG/pdf/120enletter.pdf) and the theme for the Bible study and discussion groups was trust.  While the 17-24 year old groups spent a lot of … Continue reading

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Love, love, love!

Today I went to ‘Love Bath’ – a free festival organised by the churches of Bath for the community.  It was a great chance to get to know people and to meet up with some people who I’d spoken to … Continue reading

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Æthelthryth – what a great name!!

Long time no blog…again!  Sorry for the absence – I’ve been busily marking exam papers for GCSE students around the country and have been focused on that for a few weeks. So I thought I’d launch back into the blogging … Continue reading

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Why are we afraid of who we are?

I’ve been doing a lesson with some Year 8 student this week which involves thinking about how we appreciate ourselves. Every time they say that sending loving kindness to yourself is vain or selfish.  It’s not a unique response to … Continue reading

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The crazy life…

Well, this has been one of the craziest weeks of my life!!!  Just to give you an overview before I start: Sunday – church in the morning, eye test, marking Year 8 books and writing reports (3-9) Monday – up … Continue reading

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Would anyone know if you were a Christian?

Would anyone know if you were a Christian?  This was the topic for today’s sermon in church.  An interesting question!  This was discussed because of the commandment ‘live in the world but not of the world’. The vicar gave the … Continue reading

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Where does the time go?!

I just logged onto WordPress and realised that I haven’t blogged since 29th April!  Shameful! In my defence, life has been incredibly hectic recently.  I haven’t had a day to just relax and BE since the last post, which has … Continue reading

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