Running again

First 10k run yesterday for probably 25 years! Took me twice as long as it did then, so lots of scope for gradual improvement. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn
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Little gem

Taking a break from today’s essay writing and discovered the little gem of Broxbourne Woods. Down here for a residential weekend studying Exodus. Better get back and write a few more words… #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

On the move

Prayers on the move today rather than at St Mellitus due to diverted train:
Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. #MorningPrayer #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

Light to the nations

Nice to be back in Cunnery Wood. 🙂
Christ gave them as a light to the nations
that his salvation might reach to the ends of the earth. 🙏✝️
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Knowledge of salvation

“And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, To give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of all their sins.”
#benedictus #MorningPrayer
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Morning prayer

Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen.
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Our three adopted ‘rescue hens’ seem to be enjoying their new home so far.
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Silent walking

Wonderful to find some solitude with God on Oxenhope Stoop Hill. #SilentWalking #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram