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Saturday, 16 June 2018

16 June 2018. A Friend Inspired Me


Thank you for getting the creative juices flowing. You know who you are… take my hand, the times aren’t good, but friendship is still powerful…



Wednesday, 17 June 2015

17 June 2017. Wisdom from the Animals…

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Browning’s Rabbi Ben Ezra seems to fit… if the animals can love one another, why not we?



Tuesday, 24 December 2013

24 December 2013. “A Hymn on the Nativity of My Saviour” (Ben Jonson)

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I sing the birth was born tonight,

The Author both of life and light;

The angels so did sound it,

And like the ravished shepherds said,

Who saw the light, and were afraid,

Yet searched, and true they found it.


The Son of God, the eternal King,

That did us all salvation bring,

And freed the soul from danger;

He whom the whole world could not take,

The Word, which heaven and earth did make,

Was now laid in a manger.


The Father’s wisdom willed it so,

The Son’s obedience knew no “No,”

Both wills were in one stature;

And as that wisdom had decreed,

The Word was now made Flesh indeed,

And took on Him our nature.


What comfort by Him do we win?

Who made Himself the Prince of sin,

To make us heirs of glory?

To see this Babe, all innocence,

A Martyr born in our defence,

Can man forget this story?

Ben Jonson

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