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Lent: Great, Holy and Joyful?

Nigel ChapmanFeb 8,2018
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‘Rejoice in the Lord, always. I will say it again.  Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all’.  (Philippians: 4:4)   Our hearts flutter and our stomachs rumble at the mention of a Great and Holy and Joyful Lent.  Ash Wednesday happens on St. Valentine’s Day this year, that’s why

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Christmas – You can’t always get what you want.

Nigel ChapmanDec 18,2017
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When I was 12, my parents gave me a ‘Matchbox Superfast Track’ for Christmas. I was gutted! I’d grown out of toy cars, I wanted a bicycle!! “You can’t always get what you want” goes the song, (and my mother). Very true. If we get everything that we want or

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“I cannot tell – but this I know”  

Nigel ChapmanNov 25,2017
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“I cannot tell – but this I know”      The vicarage doorbell rang.  On answering it I found a student from our local sixth form college.  We’d not met before, but it transpired he wanted to discuss a problem that was puzzling him.  When he was sitting comfortably he

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