Monthly Archives: August 2015

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everything is broken

Broken lines broken strings
Broken threads broken springs
Broken idols broken heads
People sleeping in broken beds
Ain’t no use jiving
Ain’t no use joking
Everything is broken.

Broken bottles broken plates
Broken switches broken gates
Broken dishes broken parts
Streets are filled with broken hearts
Broken words never meant to be spoken
Everything is broken.

Seem like every time you stop and turn around
Something else just hit the ground
Broken cutters broken saws
Broken buckles broken laws
Broken bodies broken bones
Broken voices on broken phones
Take a deep breath feel like you’re chokin’
Everything is broken.

Everytime you leave and go off someplace
Things fall to pieces in my face
Broken hands on broken ploughs
Broken treaties broken vows
Broken pipes broken tools
People bending broken rules
Hound dog howling bullfrog croaking
Everything is broken.

Bob Dylan


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R.I.P

Taking a funeral is one of those things which mess with the emotions. or so i find.


Recently I was asked to take the service for a complete stranger, and just to make it interesting, it was with just three days notice.


It would be fair to say after meeting with the family for only an hour, i did not ‘feel’ adequately prepared. 


Over the course of the day prior to the funeral I was reminded that while this person was not known to me, they were no stranger to God.

As I processed that thought, it gave me great confidence, not in my ability, rather a sense of trusting God in whose image this person was made, and who lived life as part of the wider community, so in listening and watching that community during the service, I got a glimpse of the person who was being laid to rest.

Yet another reminder, we are all God’s children and God is not far from anyone of us.


Category : Being , Community , death , Fear , grief , Hope , Joy , life , Mercy


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slow down you move too fast……

Alarm goes, shower, coffee, travel to city, people, coffee, people, people, stuff to do, coffee, people, phone calls, more stuff to do more people, coffee, meeting, being important, people, stuff, BLAH BLAH BLAH…………….. time to stop!!

Category : Being , Fog , Rest. Doing , STOP!! , Stuff , Time


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Home of the Lost and Found

Taking to the streets, not in power rather in weakness, not by stealth rather transparent, not to overpower rather to empower, not as masters rather as servants not to do rather to be,  not to speak rather to listen, not to be examples rather to example, not to presume rather to learn, not to take God there, rather meet God there.

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THE TROUBLE WITH NORMAL IT ALWAYS GETS WORSE!!!

When my two children were younger, we had a friend over every Monday night for the evening meal.
Some nights he would not turn up, others he would turn up manic.

He would sometimes, ask for some Dylan to be played, and he would sit and write a song or a poem, then leave.

He would sometimes walk to a nearby town, which was an hours drive away, there and back drinking only water.

Some Monday  nights over dinner we would talk about a range of stuff, some nights he would just eat.

Some nights, his place at the table empty, we would wonder where he was and how he was doing.

Sadly our friend died some time later, in dubious circumstance.

For him ‘normal’ was different than we understood normal, and as the children set the table each Monday night,  there was always a place set for him, just incase he turned up.

He was loved and is missed.

Come to me you lost and lonely
Lonely in your beauty
Frightened and alone in your fame
Come to me, I love you
I know your name
Come to me, you naked and ashamed
You lost and you forsaken
I know your name
Come to me, you unloved and you mistaken
Walk with me, I love you
Come to me

 D Lind  

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