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Yma O Hyd

There is a folk song by the Welsh singer/songwriter Dafydd Iwan called “Yma o hyd”. A patriotic anthem that reminds us of a time long ago; 383 AD when Wales led by Wledig Macsen overcame Roman rule. Yma o hyd (Still Here) though written and recorded back in the early 1980s, tells of the story of the 4th century AD,…

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Give us this day our daily bread

A line from The Lord’s Prayer teaches us to accept what we need over what we want or wish for. “Give us this day, our daily bread” is a metaphor. Let us have this day only what we need. A fitting lesson in these uncertain panic fuelled days of Coronavirus where supermarket shelves have been stripped as if a…

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Have pity on us

It has been a  while I wrote about anything remotely spiritual on this blog. I guess conducting a ministry, even on a part-time basis, is a full time job. When you take more from the table than you bring, then keeping up with the commitments to the table take over. I am of course talking about cooking; and the…

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You Jammy Dodger

I love the autumn as the nights start to draw in and days become shorter. Despite the forebode of knowing that winter is near, I do take great joy in the harvest month. This year I have been gifted apples and pumpkins in abundance and in return have been able to give choice fruit from my plum tree. As…

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Brakes2Cakes

Three years ago TheLatestSupper was born. A time when I had been experiencing a lot of personal pressure & illness whilst caring for my wife. In a vain attempt to keep her strong, I started sharing with family & friends via social media, photographs of the meals I tried to offer up as a complimentary medicine of sorts. As…

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I wish I was a curtain!

A counsellor once asked me, “when did you last do something for you?” I scraped around for an answer. All were rejected as being “for others”. I talked at length about elaborate meals and table settings. Choosing the right drink to compliment the food. She pressed “do you do that when you’re on your own?” I replied with an…

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Where’re you from?

I recently made a posting on Facebook that reflected the changes in my physical appearance. Though no doubt I am still classed as being ‘morbidly obese’, I have & am continuing, my metamorphosis. Changing from who to whom? It goes without saying, being obese affects your quality of life, and has a significant impact on the duration of said…

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Be inventive in hospitality

” Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder….

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More coming up after the break

The thought of a four day weekend in Spring is something to look forward to. Unless of course, you’re a parent with school children. They get 14 days to celebrate Easter whilst their parents discover their own relationship with Deity, and are constant in prayer; for example, “Oh God what have they done now!”, “Jesus, let it be not…

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Putting the Good into Friday

Arguable the most important weekend in the Christian calendar is Easter. Good Friday, the day our Lord gave up His life on earth, fulfilling His destiny & The Father’s commandment, only to be resurrected upon the Sunday. For most people in these days its purely a holiday not the holy day, from which the term is derived. It makes…

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