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Sticks and Stones

This morning I opened the door and had a not very pleasant conversation - one that stayed with me all day. It reverberated round my head and I re-enacted the brief conversation and worked out various responses. I was cross with myself for being unable to LET IT GO. It was there at the front of my mind all day - and I prayed and it was still just right there. I knew even as I was going through it that it would have it's own natural rhythm and that it would go - that I'd process it and the pain would fade. But whilst it was still there, right at the front of my brain it seemed to crowd out everything else.
The good side was that I was compelled towards physical activity, so my daughter and I spent a good couple of hours cleaning out the bunny and guinea pigs hutches. Then I experienced the uniquely satisfying cleansing to be found in "A Trip to the Tip" to throw away all the (very smelly) black bags. It helped!
This is the TRUTH - it just took me a while to get there tod…

Unique

Have you checked out the Unique pages on the Church website recently?


We've had a makeover :) to make the pages clear, informative and easy to access (let me know what you think!) There's information about all of our Unique groups - Activate; Inspire; Create and Exposition. Take a look and find out what's going on . There are various blogs to follow, and you might also find a group you're interested in!
Whilst we concentrate our efforts as a community on facilitating the 3 Sunday meetings ,we'll be taking a break from the large Unique gatherings. So for the moment we'll be meeting in the smaller groups and keeping in touch via this blog and the website. In whatever we do we aim to come alongside the vision of our Church . Our particular aim in Unique is to communicate truth and to meet women's felt needs.There are some creative ideas in the pipeline - and if you've got any ideas for future Unique groups, then I'd love to hear them! x


Interruptions

I recently took one of those Personality Tests. I could sense that the questions were leading me towards choosing between whether I am a details person who likes it all planned out and knows what's coming next; or am I an instinctive person - flexible, adaptable, "up for it"? You can see where I'm going with this even in my word choice of the descriptions can't you? You see it sounds cool to be flexible and adaptable...and I am, but I've realised this week that I'm also a little thrown when the interruptions come and wreck my "norm". The interruptions being the snow, snow and more snow. Also the fact that my washing machine broke spectacularly - drenching both my floor and my entire towel-supply! Children have been at home ; we've been glued to radio stations and websites to find out if school is on each morning. Trips away and meetings have been cancelled. I've found the sledges; gloves; scarves;warm coats and boots; and laid a newspape…