Another Thought…

Wonderful to enjoy the silence, back in one of my favourite spots at Cunnery Wood. May the peace of God be with you always. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

Healthy living on a low incone

Christians Against Poverty Life Skills Group starts Thursday 4th October 12-2.30 at the Keith Thompson Centre Cafe in Keighley. Free lunch provided. Text/Phone 07484 365310 to book a place. Please share/repost/RT. #CAPLifeSkills via Instagram

Life Skills Course Launch

Christians Against Poverty Life Skills Course starts Thursday 4th October in Keighley. Text/Phone 07484 365310 to book a place. #CAPLifeSkills via Instagram

The Mystery

I had such a wonderful time at Parcevall Hall. This picture of The Trinity with these words was in my room: The mystery of the One in Three, and the Three in One.
The life-giver: The Father who made the world.
The pain-bearer: The Son who gave His life for the world. The love-maker: The Spirit who brings life to the world. Independent yet interdependent.
The broken crown of thorns to show the action of the Trinity only possible through the sacrifice of Jesus.
In essentials give us unity. In non-essentials give us liberty. In all things give us charity.
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Blessed at Parcevall Hall

Just been to a beautiful Holy Communion service in the Chapel as I start my 3-day retreat at Parcevall Hall. Such a wonderful place ☺️. Feeling blessed to be here, and blessed to be starting my final year at St Mellitus. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

Into the Final Year

Last essay for 2017-2018 submitted ☺️. So, for my BA, I did 120 credits at level 4, which took two years of evening classes. I now have 120 credits at level 5, that has taken the last 12 months. I’ve got 10 months left to do 120 credits at level six. Confused? Just saying my last year at St Mellitus is going to be quite a challenge! #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

Another Thought…

Making good progress on our wind-powered trip to Strathclyde University. #Ecotricity #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

Meet the Shakespeare Boys

Meet Puck, Othello, Hamlet and Bottom, the Shakespeare Boys. We’ve had our four teenage donkeys for nearly four and a half years. They were abandoned and we adopted them from Bransby Horses in Lincoln through their ‘Friend for Life’ programme. The folk at Bransby Horses have a great sense of humour – hence the Shakespearian names!

When feeling a little stressed they look at me and I hear them say, “take it easy, eat some grass!”

Let’s pray this prayer, remembering Saint Francis, the Patron Saint for Animals, in response:

God our Heavenly Father,
You created the World
to serve humanity’s needs
and to lead them to you.
By our own fault
we have lost the beautiful relationship
which we once had with all your creation.
Help us to see
that by restoring our relationship with you
we will also restore it
with all your creation.
Give us the grace
to see all animals as gifts from you
and to treat them with respect
for they are your creation.

We pray for all animals
who are suffering as a result of our neglect.
May the order you originally established
be once again restored to the whole World
through the prayers of Saint Francis
and the merits of your Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ
Who lives and reigns with you
now and forever.

Bransby Horses:

Photo courtesy of Charles Waller Photography:

Another Thought…

The last essay of 2017/2018 gave way to an excursion to one of my favourite spots #HardcastleCrags this afternoon. It’ll be a late night tonight. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram