Life changes come with four legs! So much has happened this past year and I’ve had a roller coaster of a time. It started with adding a furry four-legged friend to the household. After 15 years, my husband relented and we are now the proud “parents” of a springer spaniel called Milo. Added [...]
MY TIME AT NEW HALL Being a Mothers' Union member has certainly provided many opportunities to get involved in a wide variety of worthwhile causes world-wide. A significant one came into my life twelve years ago. The Mothers’ Union asked for volunteers to work in the Mother and Baby Unit at New Hall Women’s Prison and [...]
During an interregnum in 2010 the church had a prayer meeting one January evening. I was asking God how we might best love and serve the people of our village of Crofton, Wakefield. As often happens in my experience in prayer meetings, my mind started to wander. I got to thinking about those who are [...]
What does my faith mean to me? To me, faith means to learn a deeper understanding of my Christian and other religious beliefs. Since God is with me wherever I go it means that I can learn how he has a bearing on my everyday life and how I can help and learn from others. How [...]
I started going to church regularly shortly before my youngest son was born, having been inspired by my child-minder’s life. It was some years later that I became a Christian, and only within the last 5 years that I have really lived the gospel message of hope and love. An abused childhood and 20 years battling depression [...]
Michelle is pictured here on her confirmation day with Bishop Tony and her vicar, Fr David For nearly 50 years I was lost in a spiritual wilderness, I have quite an academic type of brain, to make sense of something I need the evidence, the facts and the science, therefore I found it very difficult [...]
Eileen, middle, with other members of the Wakefield branch in Pinderfields hospital with their dementia project. Jane, my daughter, was born on All Saints, so that is a special day for me - as is the feast of Epiphany - my baptism day. I have never knew what is not to believe God [...]
This was a stressful situation for me to deal with but I was sustained by The Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Over the years my faith has grown gradually without me really noticing, but now I find I have compassion in areas where before I had not and I try hard to be less judgemental of others. I still get impatient at times – that`s a work in progress between me and God!
I committed to the Rule of Life from Advent Sunday like many of you who joined me in trying to build up a Community of All Saints here in the Wakefield Episcopal Area. It is a strength to know there are so many of you who have agreed to do the same thing and together [...]