Blogs covering topics with spiritual themes

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower  Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand  And Eternity in an hour” William Blake   ‘You have set eternity in the hearts of men…’ Ecclesiastes Derek writes: To infinity and beyond… Believe it […]

Tussles with Transcendence

Hygge (n): A Danish concept of a complete absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming; taking pleasure from the presence of gentle soothing things such as good food and wine with your favourite people. A definition of Hygge (Pinterest) Derek writes: Of huddles and home Having young kids I sometimes […]

Living well: Hygge and the art of cosiness

  ‘Tis the season to be merry- tra la la la la- la la la la!’ Christmas Carol Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy…’ The angel of the Lord ‘To miss the joy is to miss all’ Robert Louis Stevenson   Derek writes: Christmas greetings Like many […]

Christmas: moving from jolly to joyful

‘’I am in a calm so great that I fear nothing. What could I fear? I am with Him.” Brother Lawrence “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” Eckhart Tolle   Derek Writes: The Power of Negative thinking I recently came across a […]

What was I thinking?

“Seek first the kingdom of God… and all these things will be added to you” Jesus ‘… and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created’ DH Lawrence Derek writes: Holiday blues It’s the end of the summer and I’ve […]

Moving from holidays to holy days

  “Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the joyous day of the whole […]

Sabbath: The power of the full stop

  “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” Charles Kingsley  “Comfort comes as a guest, lingers as a host and stays to enslave us” Lee S. Bickmore I’ve […]

Living dangerously in a comfortable world