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Window 8) Suffering in place of …

The Psalm Jesus quotes on the cross foretells of one having to bear suffering so great, yet under God’s care; crucifixion pain, and lots cast for clothes, and then living to glorify God again. [See …


Base vest layer, shirt, fleece, sturdy anorak with large hood, waterproof (and windproof) trousers, walking socks and boots, scarf, woolly hat,...

Even me

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Jesus, Jesus, I’m not worthy of your kindness or your pity, yet you left your realm of glory, all for me...

Window 3) The True King …

A promise that from Judah’s tribe, will come a King who will hold sway on all the nations of the earth, one day. [See …

Whose Advent is Expected? (Window 1)

A human son will overcome – redeeming from Satan’s scheming. [ see …


209 of my comments have received 216 Great Feedback votes

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Thought-provoking, Jean, and

Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2016

Thought-provoking, Jean, and I can empathize with much that is on your mind. As a family, when I was growing up we didn't kiss, hug, or say 'I love you' much, but I think we were at ease with each other and had a warmth of expression in greeting...

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Posted in I Hate the Word Love

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You do seem to be able to

Posted on Mon, 05 Oct 2015

You do seem to be able to describe his thinking very naturally, and his observations, looking into the water, noticing the small life, and drifting into imaginations.
Then suddenly the tensions, mirrored a bit by his grandad's tensions. It...

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Posted in Jake Mutant - Chapter Four

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Welcome, you are new here,

Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2015

Welcome, you are new here, aren't you? You've drawn out an interesting and tender theme here.
I liked the thoughtfulness of  'As the passion that they share Crescendos with great care.'

Personally I would have liked a...

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Posted in The Embrace

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This reminded me of when my

Posted on Wed, 07 Jan 2015

This reminded me of when my son was being taught about the 'rules of composition' for music, and I worried he would lose what seemed to be spontaneous and individual intuition for what would make interesting sound. He assured me it wouldn't, but...

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Posted in The Discovered Unartist

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Trying to see where you're

Posted on Thu, 18 Dec 2014

Trying to see where you're coming from in this, PT. It's because of the suffering, death, sin, that God is doing something. I know we would like him to sort it all out at ths moment,  but just like the prophecies concerning his first...

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Posted in Broken Faith

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Stephen, I don't manage to

Posted on Thu, 11 Dec 2014

Stephen, I don't manage to dip much into the prose section, and horror and surreal isn't really my scene – I didn't even like 'Alice in Wonderland' as a child! However I did find reading this intriguing for the well-structured brevity, and the...

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Posted in Shadow Cooking

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Thanks, I appreciate your

Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Thanks, I appreciate your interest at analysis, Stephen. My background is Welsh and Welsh poetry which makes a lot of use of repetition of consonants or part words to form unbotrusive patterns to help the impact of verse. (In its technical...

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Posted in No Ties (IP)

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I enjoyed your singing word

Posted on Mon, 05 Dec 2016

I enjoyed your singing word-play 'nonsense' Elsie. Keyboards can be enslaving and mind-and-limb numbing. Though I felt the burst of freedom and lively activity could get rather self-centred and hedonistic?! Rhiannon

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Posted in Wasting me foddle dee doddle dee time (nonsense rhyme for Poetry Monthly)

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 I think of rhymes as part of

Posted on Mon, 28 Nov 2016

 I think of rhymes as part of what makes verse 'sing' or something like music, and, as I think your intimating, does help to clip it into  memory, not heavy and forced, but slipped in unobtrusively, to make it scarper, or dance as you say! ...

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Posted in Five Reasons for Rhyme

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Maturing friendship with age,

Posted on Wed, 23 Nov 2016

Maturing friendship with age, from sharing the enjoyment of gardens and food to music, with brief attempts at a bit of current affairs and worries' discussions in the middle. Rhiannon

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Posted in The old Heifer and the Two old Bulls at Peace