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Who doesn’t love a wedding?

Wednesday 7th February 2024 “Becky’s boy Levi, is getting married!”, Miriam called from the kitchen. Joshua was in the dining room setting the table before his brothers arrived and the chaos of Friday Night dinner ensued. He set the cutlery down and wandered into the kitchen where his mother was busying herself preparing the vegetables. …

Mess.

Monday 1st January, 2024 Happy New Year! No matter how much we try to avoid it, life is messy.Messy and… well….mingin’!Humanity isn’t clean and neat and tidy, we burp, and fart, and poop and bleed. In fact most of our bodily functions are sticky and gooey and often a bit stinky too. We’re gross! And …

Christmas News for Women

Thursday 14th December 2023 A comment made on a post on my facebook page recently suggested that religion is bad news for women.And it may shock some of you to know that I largely agree.Religion is so often used to put down, subjugate and control women. That’s what religion has always done, control people.“Why are …

Day 12. Anonymous

Wednesday 6th December, 2023 “I had no voice and no choiceI was 21 when I married my ex husband, we were married for 18 years.Even before we lived together he controlled everything and sulked when he didn’t get his way.His parents ridiculed me and he laughed in my face.He lied about me at church and …

The truth doesn’t hurt.

“Truth hurts” a phrase often used to justify unkind words and a lack of care around other people’s feelings. Those of us of a religious bent may even try to spiritualise this notion of “only being honest” as “speaking the truth in love” But let’s face it, as our home secretary has shown us recently, …

Throwback Thursday

24th August, 2022 In the Lady Garden at Wells Cathedral stands a statue of Jesus. He holds his crown of thorns behind his back and gazes up at the Cathedral. The garden is peaceful, Jesus a picture of serenity and you cannot help but want to sit or wander a while in contemplation. As I …