Category Archives: Memoirs

The Hertfordshire Way ~ Codicote to St Albans thanks to Jackie McCall

The following post written by Jackie McCall on her lovely walking blog evoked so many happy memories of my days growing up in the St Albans area: A dear friend who used to live in Wheathamstead Batchwood Golf Course where … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace ~ Forgiveness ~ a spiritual pause for reflection Part 6

I promised an honest reflection on my journey of faith but this is the hardest post to write. In one of my earliest posts I explained that my memory of a card of encouragement when I was confirmed into the … Continue reading

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Let Go and Let God ~ Spiritual reflections Yesterday and Yesteryear

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Premonitions in Faith Yesterday ~ Is it the old fashioned word of Prophesy?  Sometimes I have a feeling that something is going to happen. Occasionally these feelings are so negative I feel physically affected, I ache all over and my … Continue reading

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Doing, Singing and Praying ~ Spiritual Reflections in the Nearly Here and Now

“I just found myself praying more and more at odd times through the day, not that I didn’t pray before, but through this pandemic the need to pray became intense. It was however more than that, it was the beginning … Continue reading

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Moments on the way up the Mountain ~ A Spiritual Pause for Reflection on Life ~ Part 5

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Enrichment and Encouragement My awakening (see a previous post) led to a period of spiritual enveloping in so many varied ways. I was still a church bellringer and so attended services at St Mary’s Church in Aylesbury but also Aston … Continue reading

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God-incidences and Diana-incidences ~ A Spiritual Pause for Reflection on Life ~ Part 4

Continuing my journey following my awakening, I experienced a wonderful time of protection, surrounded by the warmth and love of Christian friends. It was a time of a huge emotional crisis in my life, what with my marriage breaking down … Continue reading

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An Awakening ~A Spiritual Pause for Reflection on Life ~ Part 3

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My last post finished as I was first married in Norfolk in my final year of college. At our happiest times we were then living in a small village in Bedfordshire, involved in ringing church bells and church life where … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Pause for Reflection on Life ~ Post 2 ~ Growing up

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When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a woman, I gave up childish ways. (1 Corinthians 13) A very familiar verse to many of … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Pause for Reflection on Life

If, like me, you’ve found time in the past weeks to pause and reflect on your life, you may also have been aware of a gradual change in yourself. In life as we knew it, we were too busy to … Continue reading

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“Black Is the Body” by Emily Bernard — True Stories Well Told

By Sarah White Is there anything so satisfying to hold in one’s hands as a new hardcover book, purchased from a good independent bookstore found on a solo getaway, cracked open in the bookstore’s café? It’s like settling in for … Continue reading

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