Sweetness and Light

Reflections on rural living and faith

I am not preaching again until mid-January so this is the last bit of sermonising for a while. These are the main texts I refer to in my message. Matthew 3:1-12  In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Isaiah 11:1-10  …

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Though I have led a few Sunday ‘Meetings’ at the independent church my husband and I are now attending, I have not led a Methodist Service in a Methodist Church since I retired in August 2018. I have done what is expected of the newly retired and stayed away from what I used to do …

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This time last year I began working as part of a design group for the Methodist Connexion (the national representative administrative and steering branch of the British Methodist Church). We have been gathered from across the Connexion to develop a spiritual growth tool/process that came from the Yorkshire West Methodist Circuit (a circuit is a …

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We have finally gotten our gate-side egg stall set up! I have dreamed of selling eggs for sometime. Our first day’s sale was 18 eggs. Phil and I were very pleased. Thank you to those who stopped! I hope you enjoy the eggs. Of course 18 eggs in one week is our maximum output at this …

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Holy God, guide my path.   Open my eyes, my heart, my spirit to your presence, your desires for me. Show me the way. Amen   I have attempted to make some changes to my blog site. I hope they  are working. I have made these changes for several reasons. One is as a response to …

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Dear God, give me patience, an ability to think outside the box, be faster than the birds, and help me not be overprotective towards the least ‘uns, whoever they may be. Amen   The normal cycle of maternal behaviour in chickens ends with the mama chicken, responding to changing hormone levels, disassociating herself from her …

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