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Living and Coping with Cancer…. Help & Support Through Letters from a Friend

I am writing on behalf of my father who’s health has deteriorated quite significantly since his last post hence the lengthy gap between then and now.  Unfortunately his health is such that he has great difficulty in seeing and writing … Continue reading

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Spiritual Discernment (Continued)

What more is there to say? But then let us suppose that the ‘high wire’ artist singles me out from other bystanders with an invitation to “wheel me across” the same ravine “in (his) wheelbarrow”. Ah! That is different. As … Continue reading

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Spiritual Discernment.

I want in this blog and before going further, to provide some real sense of the extent to which we can (and should) sometimes expect to move swiftly out of our depth (in terms of logical reasoning) when discussing spirituality. … Continue reading

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As readers of my blogs will realise, I have because of a lengthy and serious illness been unable to maintain contact with you as I formerly did. I now no longer live alone, but am resident in a care home. Nevertheless, I want to maintain contact with you through my blogs as long as is humanly possible. I send to you my warmest best wishes and hope you will understand.

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“WHERE ‘ENDS MEET’ AND “FACT SEEMS STRANGER THAN FICTION””. (Cont’d)

I learned that she lived alone in a hamlet cottage some 10 miles away and had travelled to Walsingham that afternoon, using the country bus service. She seemed far from well and in the early part of our conversation, related … Continue reading

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“WHERE ‘ENDS MEET’ AND “FACT SEEMS STRANGER THAN FICTION””.

At the time in question, my wife, our youngest son Martin and I were holidaying in East Anglia. Perhaps (and as the story unfolds you will readily perceive why) I should first tell you that for some time before (and … Continue reading

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