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by Karen
Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Spiritual Discipline
Replies: 6
Views: 3672

Spiritual Discipline

I can sympathise with the 'oh look shiney...' problem. Sorry where was I? Oh yes :redface: . I have found that over many years of being distracted that the one thing that really helped me not be <shiney> was to get into the habit of praying the minute my eyes opened. Some mornings it is just 'mornin...
by Karen
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Please God help - We need you
Replies: 17
Views: 7211

Please God help - We need you

:minicandle:
by Karen
Fri May 24, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Woolwich
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Woolwich

:votive1:
by Karen
Wed May 22, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Prayers for Oklahoma tornado victims
Replies: 13
Views: 5289

Prayers for Oklahoma tornado victims

:votive1: :votive1: :votive1:
by Karen
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Boston
Replies: 19
Views: 6698

Boston

:votive1: for all those caught up in this event and for all those for whom it brings back memories of other tragedies.
by Karen
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Seeking wee bit of advice
Replies: 41
Views: 13665

Seeking wee bit of advice

That sounds wonderful - really pleased!
by Karen
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Centering Prayer Talk. Cynthia Bourgeault.
Replies: 1
Views: 1751

Centering Prayer Talk. Cynthia Bourgeault.

That looks really interesting. Not sure I can get to any of those events but thank you for flagging it up.
by Karen
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: He is Risen - Happy Easter
Replies: 12
Views: 4534

He is Risen - Happy Easter

He is risen :spin:
by Karen
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: anxious time
Replies: 11
Views: 4457

anxious time

Really tough so :votive1:
by Karen
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Radio 2 reflection
Replies: 6
Views: 2761

Radio 2 reflection

I didn't hear it but I love the image of weaving.
by Karen
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Mid-life Crisis
Replies: 10
Views: 3713

Mid-life Crisis

:votive1: for you
by Karen
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Do I need to go to Church to be a Christian?
Replies: 20
Views: 7558

Do I need to go to Church to be a Christian?

Hi I belonged to an excellent and supportive church for many years and am certainly convinced of the benefits. I am separated from that right now for reasons I don't want to rehearse right now. I certainly hope to find some of that through I church. Moving debate on I need the support of a communit...
by Karen
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Visiting Churches
Replies: 33
Views: 11129

Visiting Churches

I have been interested in peoples' comments on this thread and it's helped me to understand perhaps my experience when I visited Knaphill Baptist Church for an evening service recently. When I arrived there was a lady at the door that gave me a service sheet. I asked her if there were any particula...
by Karen
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Judys Funeral
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

Judys Funeral

:votive1:
by Karen
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: New habits support thread
Replies: 17
Views: 5700

New habits support thread

I fell off the eating plan yesterday as it was cold and I was running between funerals and it is a little known fact that spare chocolate biscuits left over from a funeral tea have no calories. OK who am I kidding :redface: but I do seem to have lost a bit of weight. Now it is the long slog of keepi...
by Karen
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Snow
Replies: 9
Views: 3155

Snow

So we have unseasonable weather in the UK which made Canadian visitors to our church laugh this morning as it is just 5 inches of snow and not the end of the world.

So how are you coping if you have snow?
by Karen
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Christening Etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 3604

Christening Etiquette

A service followed by tea in the hall sounds great. What happens in my part of the world is that baptism is often used as a sort of alternative wedding and it marks the partnership and new start of a young family. Everyone gets very glammed up and there is a real party atmosphere. I think that is wh...
by Karen
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Visiting Churches
Replies: 33
Views: 11129

Visiting Churches

It was a lovely service with a visiting choir and an excellent sermon. All the stand up and sit down bits were in the leaflet which was a big help as local custom and practice has meant that in the past I've been the only one sitting down at times when everyone else stood up which is a bit embarassi...
by Karen
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Visiting Churches
Replies: 33
Views: 11129

Visiting Churches

I'm planning to go and visit the cathedral today for the Epiphany Service. I'm actually feeling quite nervous because it is a worshipping community I'm unfamilar with. In my early twenties I did quite a lot of church visiting and I always ended up standing up when everyone else was sitting down or n...
by Karen
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: New habits support thread
Replies: 17
Views: 5700

New habits support thread

Just for those who are aiming to break some old habits and put some new ones in their place this new year. I need to shift some weight and get fit again so rather than try and change my eating habits overnight and give up all the things I love I have cut biscuits out of my diet this week. As I get p...
by Karen
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Resolutions
Replies: 36
Views: 11678

Resolutions

My plan is to get back into my nice linen trousers as I've put on a lot of weight recently. I've had an injury that prevented me from doing any significant excercise but now that seems to be on the mend I need to eat sensibly and get walking again. I'm not planning to get any scales, they got lost i...
by Karen
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 4254

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas everyone!

:Christmas:
by Karen
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: My Christian Dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 3953

My Christian Dilemma

Being part of community can be tough at times. Maybe you are good at praying. Or sorting out rotas. Or making the boiler work. Those are all vital skills for any community that don't really involve talking to people much. The situation with your cousin sounds difficult. You have to work out for your...
by Karen
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Shooting in US state of Connecticut
Replies: 26
Views: 8532

Shooting in US state of Connecticut

A Prayer for Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut Eternal God, hear your diverse people as a world unites in prayer and compassion for the people of Newtown Connecticut. We pray for all involved in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Bless with your kindness those who speak t...