Category Archives: Events I have experienced

CONCORDE de la MER

‘To what shall I liken the kingdom of God?’ (Jesus of Nazareth) The streamlined dolphin, Concorde of the seas, in his home-grown wet suit sleek as woven silk – gymnast of the ocean he rides the waves with ease in … Continue reading

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ST. VALENTINE’S EVE, 2000

While engaged in very active worship at King’s Church, Birkenhead on Sunday morning, February 13, 2000, Julie Rice, who had recently shorn her long tresses for a new millennium hair-style, collapsed without warning, going straight home to the presence of … Continue reading

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CHRISTOPHER ROBIN’S ‘DUTCH UNCLE’

Little boy sits on the edge of his bed, slumped, in his loneliness, drooping his head; hush! hush! advise him don’t dare – he’s just thrown a potted plant thumping downstair! What’s all the fuss about? Who is to blame? … Continue reading

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ALL-AGE CHILDREN RANGE FREE

Very often we wish: ‘Serve me heaven in a dish’, And for Paradise long As in Bing Crosby’s song – ‘Oh give me a home Where the buffalo roam And the deer and the antelope play’ – Our desires crooned … Continue reading

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I TRY NOT TO LAUGH

AFTER TWO DAYS ON A MEN’S SURGICAL WARD We’re in stitches, of course, though we feel ‘all cut up’; But, oh don’t make us laugh lest our wounds we should rip. I feel sure I have starred in a theatre … Continue reading

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HARK! THE SOUNDLESS SNOWDROPS’ BELLS

Ten dainty, tremulous snowdrops shake their lonesome bells in breezeless air this dreary January day, evoking in my muted heart (dumbed down with many a winter’s woe) such delicate harmonies of hope. Tinkling tunes, inklings of Spring, my discordant dirges … Continue reading

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GOD CLOTHED MY GRASS TODAY

God chose today to celebrate the end of British Summer Time with a love feast of fine art. He spread Worle’s green sward tabletops with tapestries of white. By dawn he’d sprinkled every lawn with attractive manna frosting – an … Continue reading

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THE DUSK CHORUS

THE DUSK CHORUS of a Portuguese Promenade Concert Two–a–penny sparrows – cheap their ransom price, chirrupy–cheep their limited range of speech – yet each one a designer pet of the Father of creation, not one of whom falls sick or … Continue reading

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A Foretaste of the Age to Come

An open heaven blessed those three just men as radiant sun at noon smiled warmly down – just three of many men of God from town, who’d met upon the vicarage lawn to pray. Nearby the Labrador lay on his … Continue reading

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