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The Cobbler and the Christmas Cake

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 29 December 2017, 15:59


The Christmas Cake

There was once a poor cobbler, a Godly man who made shoes in the old fashioned way. One Christmas Eve the cobbler had a strange dream, he dreamed that Jesus said that he would come and visit his shop the very next day, Christmas Day. The dream seemed so real that the cobbler got up very early the next morning and hurried to the woods, where he gath ... read more

 Posted: 29 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Gertrude the Great

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 14:28


St Gertrude the Great

Gertrude was born in Saxony on January 6, 1256. Nothing is known about her parents except that they were probably well off. Gertrude was orphaned at the age of five and was placed in the Cistercian convent school at Rodalsdorf, under the direction of its abbess, Gertrude of Hackeborn. The Cistercian movement was an effort to bring the Benedictine ... read more

 Posted: 19 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

P&S Quiet Day for Advent

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:13


Windows into Advent

Windows into Advent: On a crisp, wintery day members gathered in the Chapter House Chelmsford for the Prayer and Spirituality Unit's Quiet Day to reflect on the season of Advent. Members had been asked to bring an item, perhaps a poem, Bible reading, seasonal calendar or simply a memory to talk about and share with others. Our group was small in ... read more

 Posted: 12 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Persecution in Indonesia

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 8 December 2017, 14:37


Beautiful Indonesia, but not so if you are a Christian

The republic of Indonesia, located in South East Asia, is the world's largest island country, with over 17 thousand islands making up its land mass. It is the fourth most populated country on Earth, with a population estimated at some 261 million people. The island of Java contains half of the population. The islands have numerous natural resources ... read more

 Posted: 8 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from November 17

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 4 December 2017, 12:57


First of Advent 17

For Foodbanks: Lord. Through Food bank we offer Your food to the hungry and Your drink to the thirsty. We know that all we have is Yours. Help us to show compassion to those who need the use of the Food bank. We pray that you bless all the people associated with Food bank, the people that give, the people that receive and the people that organise. ... read more

 Posted: 4 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments