Category Archives: Ghostly Counsel

Reflection on 1 Corinthians: One sinner – one too many.

1 Corinthians 5 Sexual Immorality Defiles the Church [1] It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife. [2] And … Continue reading

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LIVING WITH BEREAVEMENT: A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE

Bereavement blights our lives. It takes many forms – losing a job, losing a home or even losing a pet can invade a person with a sense of loss and the diminishment that accompanies it. It is striking that in … Continue reading

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LIVING WITH MYSELF

Another lockdown! For many of us another time of living with our own company. Perhaps for many of us allowing a time of unusual self- awareness and introspection. Over the centuries much ink has been spent by spiritual writers on … Continue reading

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SILENT NIGHT: SOURCE OF LIGHT AND LIFE

It strikes me that there is an increasing aversion to silence in contemporary culture. There are so few quiet places. There are so few quiet times of the day. Even in rural Lincolnshire it is really only at nights that … Continue reading

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MAKING RESOLUTIONS – SOME PRAYER POINTERS!

Christians believe in new beginnings. The Christian life is full of them –‘new every morning is the love’. There are always opportunities to begin again. Lent and Advent spring to mind – as well as the more secular New Year … Continue reading

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ARE YOU MISSING SINGING CAROLS?

How I have mourned not singing carols in church this year. From Advent all the way through our liturgy until Candlemass our liturgy is usually enriched by carols. In the shopping frenzy Christmas Carols are spewed out in shopping centres … Continue reading

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EVANGELICAL AND/OR CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY

One of the marvellous things about a ministry of spiritual direction (in fact about all Christian ministry) is it is reciprocal. I often receive from those I have conversations with new and graceful insights into the work of the Holy … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL ESSENTIALS: IN THE NEW NORMAL

As the pandemic continues to shape the way we live I find that I spend a good part of the week on either Zoom, Face time or Skype in the exercise of my ministry of Spiritual Direction . A salient … Continue reading

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A TIME FOR FASTING? A RESPONSE TO THE ARCHBISHOPS

Reading yesterday’s letter from the Anglican Archbishops it is clear that they were stung by the criticism of their leadership in the last lockdown. It was, however, spoken out of the centre of the establishment with not a hint of … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL SINGING

The hardest aspect, for me, about worship in church at the moment is not being able to sing! Singing is an essential and life giving part of worship. St Augustine must have loved a good sing! It was he who … Continue reading

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