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The power of words

I went to an event called Soulful Wordsmiths this weekend, and was reminded of the power of words. Whether we like it or not what we say, and how we say it, can carry a huge amount of authority. Our words have the potential to welcome or alienate as we choose, or as others hear. I was reminded of the great need to take care as I communicate; to be aware that what I say, and what people hear might be very different.

Abundance

#658 #eucharistwithchildren with a theme of #feedingofthe5000 #matthew14v13to21 set around a #picnic to demonstrate #godsgenerosity and #abundance Let’s be #generous with our time and care of one another. 

Stan

#517 This is Stan for #day1 of Happy Animal Life. The goal is to post a picture of your pet once a day for 5 days. Your post demonstrates that you take a stand against #animalabuse. Nominate two people a day to continue with this. This seems particularly pertinent at this time of year…

Today I nominate Claire Estall and Becky Barnes

One last thing…

#353 #onelastthing you can do for a loved one is to ensure their life is marked appropriately and that they are sent off with all the love and care possible. These orders of service reflect a good few hours of #thought, #preparation and #attentiontodetail and were a very small pleasure to do at such a sad time.

Relaxation of fish

#337 Fish can be wonderfully calming. Over the last few days I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the #nightingalemacmillanunit in the #royalderby and have been so #humbled by the #love and #care that people give to those in the end stages of their lives. The atmosphere there is just lovely and relaxed with a fish tank to watch when things get a bit much! #amazingministry

Service as slowing down

#292 Last week and this week I have the privilege of serving in my community as duty chapel #sacristan It is a wonderful, quiet act of #service to keep the chapel tidy and make sure all is in place for each service – it’s also a little worrying when you forget something! It is teaching me about the careful #attentiontodetail that I need to develop, somethings which can only be attained by slowing down…very difficult in the busyness of modern day life.

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