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Giving thanks for gifted women

I sat in prayerful silence in the chapel at Saint Oswald’s in Sleights. I gazed out through the stain glass windows. Windows that portray two of my favourite and inspiring Celtic Saints, Aidan and Hild. I have prayed during Morning … Continue reading

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A Day of Contrasts

Yesterday was such a day contrasts. Pulling back the curtains to welcome the dawn of a new day, the quiet of the early morning disrupted by the invasive noise of engineering works being undertaken on the main road near us. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Yesterday I walked part of the Dales Way and came into Kettlewell and stood for several minutes at its war memorial decked with red and white poppies, commemorating those who have died in the wars and remembering all the casualties … Continue reading

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email overload ~ challenge and opportunity

You know that feeling when there’s nothing you can do to help a situation. I viewed the process of implementing a new email system with some trepidation but realised the need for us to make some necessary changes and had … Continue reading

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Book TEN Out of Ten that have Shaped my Life: Theology after Christendom – Forming Prophets for a Post Christian World by Joshua Searle.

The last book in my list is unashamedly an endorsement of my son Joshua’s latest book, When I read his draft I knew it was a seminal piece of work. It’s a book that if I had had the opportunities, … Continue reading

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Book NINE Out of Ten that have Shaped my Life: Prague Winter – a personal story of remembrance and more, 1937-1948 Madeleine Albright

I have been blessed by many people and experiences that have enriched my life. Among these blessings was the partnership that we shared as a community with IBTS, the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague. The partnership afforded me the … Continue reading

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Book EIGHT Out of Ten that have Shaped my Life: Leading Out of Who You Are: Discovering the Secret of Undefended Leadership by Simon P. Walker

I’ve read many helpful books on leadership and Simon Walker’s one-volume trilogy of books on leadership is arguably the best I have come across. A seminal text from me for both life and faith and certainly in relation to leadership … Continue reading

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