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James asked me to marry him and I said yes last Friday.

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The Lincoln Imp (via Bishop Tim Ellis’s Weblog)

Fantastic – a prayer for our local club!

The Lincoln Imp Lincoln City FC face possible relegation from the Footbal League tomorrow as they face Aldershot. The local paper asked me to write a prayer for them: here it is. As a Wednesdayite who has faced relegation so many times, it's heartfelt! We love the Imps, O Lord. They give us joy more than pain,  hope more than disdain, and pride more than division. Bless the team for all they mean, the fans for all their chants. And Sincil Bank, we offer thanks f … Read More

via Bishop Tim Ellis's Weblog

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The First of May

I saw this the other day on TV and thought it was beautiful and powerful…

When I was small, and christmas trees were tall,
We used to love while others used to play.
Don’t ask me why, but time has passed us by,
Some one else moved in from far away.

Now we are tall, and christmas trees are small,
And you don’t ask the time of day.
But you and I, our love will never die,
But guess well cry come first of may.

The apple tree that grew for you and me,
I watched the apples falling one by one.
And I recall the moment of them all,
The day I kissed your cheek and you were mine.


When I was small, and christmas trees were tall,
Do do do do do do do do do…
Don’t ask me why, but time has passed us by,
Some one else moved in from far away.

(Lyrics & Music written by The BeeGees – Maurice, Robin & Barry Gibb)

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What Goes Through Your Mind in Church: Poll Results (via The Vicar’s Wife)

This is worth reading and so true….

So, I imagine you’re all keen to see the proper results for last week’s poll. I have had a lot of fun looking at these. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. As you can see, the main concerns are about others in the congregation – their presence or absence and whether you need to speak them later. A good thing I think, as church is a family and we need to look out for one another. I obviously missed out a major category, as many of the ‘other’ … Read More

via The Vicar’s Wife

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The Church and women bishops: ex or schism? (via Bishop Tim Ellis’s Weblog)

Love the picture!  It was an amazing day – see other photo’s on facebook.

The Church and women bishops: ex or schism? Last Sunday was ordination day, and as I drove to Sleaford for the ceremony full of an almost childlike excitement, like when you couldn’t sleep on the night before you went on holiday, I contemplated how I could pass on some of the joy and expectation that being a deacon, then a priest and now a bishop, has meant for me. I needn’t have been too concerned, for the job was done by our guest preacher for the day, my good friend Ian Corbett, who aft … Read More

via Bishop Tim Ellis’s Weblog

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Death of Common Sense

This was passed onto me in an email….
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

Knowing when to come in out of the rain;  Why the early bird gets the worm;  Life isn’t always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the religious organizations became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his spouse, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.