Many apologies for neglecting this blog so completely for so many months! My circumstances have changed somewhat, but the real reason I haven't been posting is that life just got too full and overwhelming and, after I had missed a few weeks of Torah portions/ lectionary, I soon realised it would be impossible to catch … Continue reading Glad!
Psalm: 146:4-10 or Canticle: Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) OT Reading: Isaiah 36:1-10 NT Reading: James 5:7-10 Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11 Last Sunday was the third Sunday in Advent, and is known as 'Gaudete Sunday', that is Rejoicing Sunday. The readings all refer to the coming of the Lord, and the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven - … Continue reading Third Sunday of Advent
I’m sharing this as Shepherdess for the King is my friend (and I didn’t know you had a ‘Shepherdess’ blog!) And also because ME is one of my diagnoses too, which has prevented me from pursuing my calling too. I have been told by two other pentecostal friends this week that I mustn’t say that I’m ill, because saying it makes me ill. I utterly reject such simplistic thinking. And no, it’s not because we lack faith that we’re being tried in the furnace of infirmity. Please, please have more compassion and kindness than to say such things to sick Christians. Blessings, Shepherdess x
I don’t often talk about the illnesses I live with but for today I am. Before I became ill, I was an active mum and minister. I enjoyed taking the boys out on walks in the woods, countryside, and fields. I loved watching them explore and we always brought home acorns, twigs, pine cones, etc. in little sandwich bags. I enjoyed working with children. I loved planning programmes and crafts and then spending time getting to know the children in our church. I taught Sunday School, Junior Soldiers, worked at summer camps, etc. I also enjoyed teaching/preaching. I am more a teacher than a preacher.
I was quite active with all these things until 2010 when my life changed. I had sinus surgery in March and then later that year I had swine flu. This was also the year I became a British citizen and went to Brengle Holiness Retreat…
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Canticles & Psalms: Psalm 19 OT Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 NT Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Gospel: Luke 4:14-21 In this passage in the gospel, Jesus is quoting a passage in Isaiah 61 - declaring it to be a prophecy fulfilled in himself. It is so interesting to me that this passage which occurs in … Continue reading Septuagesima / Third Sunday of Epiphany
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