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Posted 2 hours 49 min ago

“A larger soul, I think, hath seldom dwelt in a house of clay”. 

Posted 19 hours 30 min ago

On the cliffs around the UK the seabirds are gathering as the breeding season begins. The sheer, white cliffs of Bempton and Flamborough are home to many thousands of gannets, gulls and auks – puffins, razorbills and guillemots. The razorbills and guillemots – hard to distinguish from each other when out at sea or when flying – have already begun to claim their nesting sites, and it is then that it becomes easier to tell them apart.

Posted 20 hours 43 min ago

"A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire;
He rages against all wise judgment."

Proverbs 18:1 (NKJV)

Posted 1 day 2 hours ago

At our final chapel Bible Study, before the pandemic officially shut it down, our numbers had halved. What was once a full room was occupied by only ten people. Interestingly, of those ten, seven came from households of one occupant. It may not have been a greater thirst for biblical knowledge which brought out those seven, but rather a more intensive need for social interaction. Living by one’s self can render a home into prison from which one must be released.

Posted 2 days 2 hours ago

The current pandemic has seen the governments of Western democracies assume powers unknown to them since the world wars. In Britain, the government enjoys significant popular support, but the latest Act of Parliament is not unlike the notorious 1915 Defence of the Realm Act. Its closure of businesses, shops, public venues and places of worship sends a slight chill down the spine. I console myself that it means well and that it is saving many lives. Yet there are signs that situation will get worse.

Posted 2 days 19 hours ago

We’re down in the cellar. The door is open, and a cable is trailing from the electrical socket above the washing machine. It goes down through the backyard, across the backstreet, and onto the allotment.

Posted 3 days 3 hours ago

Posted 4 days 1 hour ago

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well’. 3 John  

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Posted 4 days 21 hours ago

One of the footpaths leading down to the river skirts the edge of the paper mill. Walking that way recently I noticed one of the lorries was partly loaded with pallets of recycled cardboard, and the next pallet was being brought out on a fork lift truck. As I watched, the driver swung round at just the right moment, lifted his load, placed it exactly where it needed to go, and turned to fetch the next one.