Category Archives: Rejoicing

enjoyment and happiness

Martin’s alma mater

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It was a golden summer morning in Oxfordshire as we drove into the city of dreaming spires. It is a place of history and beauty, almost mythological in its romantic pull on the soul – picturesque architecture at every turn, … Continue reading

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Complete joy

This is what are aiming for, right? Well – apart from the warning that one of our old church leaders used to give, that ‘righteousness is more important than happiness’… Well, yes, OK – but given that rider, heavenly bliss is our … Continue reading

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One amazing summer

Today I am going to treat myself with a new approach! It is part of opening my presents and counting my blessings, I suppose.  It is something I should have done before now, but toward the end of the year, … Continue reading

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Pass the parcel

What do you do when you are given a present – you know, a proper one wrapped in shiny, coloured paper?  Bunches of flowers and bottles in bags count too, of course, but the ones that you can’t guess are … Continue reading

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Autumn afternoon

About 2 hours ago I got back from a cycle ride.  I left it too late really, but it was better than not going at all. The sun was so bright in the blue sky earlier in the afternoon,  beckoning … Continue reading

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Gladness trumps sadness

‘Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice’   Psalm 51v8 Over the last few days I have been trying to write a post about this lovely and seldom used word gladness.  You wouldn’t believe … Continue reading

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Starting the month off right

October’s here – it’s time to write again. Before I can give out I must take in, receive some input, a message of hope to my dry old heart, morsels of wisdom from heaven.  ‘Man cannot live on bread alone’, … Continue reading

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