October 2020 Magazine Letter

Rectors Letter from October 2020 Parish MagazineUNCERTAINTYUncertainty is all around us. The current COVID-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, relationships, and of course, physical and mental health. Yet we crave security. We want to feel safe and have a sense of control over our lives and well-being. Fear and uncertainty can leave you feeling stressed, anxious, and powerless over the direction of your life. It can drain you emotionally and ...
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September 2020 Magazine Letter

Rectors Letter from September 2020 Parish MagazineSiMPLiCiTYSince lockdown a lot in our lives has changed.Instead of now thinking we are getting back to normal, we use phrases like the new normal, whatever that might mean. We are all affected by the “new normal” each in our particular way.I have been thinking a lot about what is necessary? A word that gave as a measure for our whereabouts. Do what is necessary.   There is an extreme complexity in our world, how we conduct our...
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January 2020 Magazine Letter

Dear Everyone,When I was a little girl and living in a village with many thatched cottages, we were fortunate that none received a lightening strike.Now, we were told, and believed, that if you opened the front and back doors of the cottage, the lightening would go in one door, through the hall and out the other door, and we and the thatched roof would be safe. Mirrors were also covered, and cutlery put away. Ladies removed their hair pins and everyone knew all would be well.We ...
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August 2019 Magazine Letter

“Do not be afraid for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name,” (Isaiah, Chapter 43. Verse 1)Dear Everyone,What are you called?There is an old joke that says “Call me anything you like so long as you don’t call me too late for my dinner.”My husband had five Christian names, but was called something entirely different by his family. I have one name and apparently at my birth my parents had no idea which name to give me. I was told that my father was on a bus and heard...
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