Category Archives: spirit

An Armful of Grace on Our Table.

In the classical tradition of still life painting, there is always an intimation of mortality – a piece of fruit that is spoilt or blossom that has fallen and withered. Looking at these exquisite flowers as a work of art, Continue reading

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Gladness and Learning to Float.

There were not many dry eyes when we saw George proudly waking his daughter… Continue reading

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What you didn’t want to find in your Mum’s wardrobe just before Christmas.

This Advent, a more disturbing gift has lain in wait for us.
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Trying To Write When Too Weary.

Trying to write when too weary. Today I sat down to try and write a blog post. I try to get one written in the third week of the month. Life has been hectic this past couple of months and … Continue reading

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Grit, Garlic and Not At All What Was Expected.

The last post was titled ‘The Gritty Side of Love’. A friend responded wishing us grace and grit for the coming weeks. She could never have guessed how necessary those gifts were, that she wished for Mum and the rest … Continue reading

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The Third Good Fortune

The best good fortune is that which comes unsought and unexpected.
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