Judaean desert

Wonderful to pray in the solitude and space of the Judaean Desert today on our way to Galilee from Jerusalem. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram http://bit.ly/2SqFlcm

Prayer for wholeness

Lots to process today including two incredibly powerful times for prayer at the site of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ and at the West Wall of the Temple. Prayers for peace, reconciliation, tolerance and wholeness in our broken world. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram http://bit.ly/2DlIbVL

Heavenly host

At the Shepherd’s Field, suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,  and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
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New perspectives

Amazing but challenging day of contrasts starting with Abraham’s Well and visiting the birth place of our Lord Jesus Christ in Bethlehem amidst the the stark reality of division and discrimination that still haunts humanity 2000 years on. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram http://bit.ly/2SgJeRm

Lathkill Dale

Absolutely stunning walk on Sunday afternoon up through Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve on the way to Liverpool from Swanwick. Saw a pair of Dippers too, just to put the icing on the cake 😎 #GodisGood #GodisLove #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram http://bit.ly/2MNB5h3

Retail therapy

This is the best out of a bad bunch of photos! Cassock, surplice, scarf and shirts sorted at today’s vestments fair. All Fairtrade cotton and recycled plastic polyester for that ethical look. It’s getting very real now 😀 #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram http://bit.ly/2TuhzbY

More snow

One for my friends down in the Aire Valley – what a difference being 700 feet higher up makes. No snow in Shipley and Bingley but lots up here! #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram http://bit.ly/2DKtvkF

New beginnings

As our next @CAPuk course begins, let’s pray for new beginnings at #CAPLifeSkills.

Father, give us the eyes to see where your Spirit is at work, the ears to listen, and the hearts to share your love. May our preparations go smoothly, and may you draw people to us. Help us be your hands and feet. Help us bring new beginnings in Braithwaite tomorrow.

In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

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