Wrestling with life…

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Last year I was asked to put together a short performance based on Genesis 32, 21-31 – Jacob Wrestles with the Angel  This project was inclusive and included all ages and religious / non-religious participants. What was really interesting for me was how scripture can be used, by ANYBODY, to embrace and explore universal themes about life and its complexities …

Religious Affair

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POETRY   Religious affair   I’m not religious, I’m just intrigued by it – But I’m kind of hooked on it.   I’m not religious, I’m just involved With it – But I’m not committed to it.   I’m not religious, I’m just entangled In it – But I’m not attached to it.   I’m not religious, I’m just obsessed With it …

Christ Mass versus the Void

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PHOTO: Bev J Williams   I appear to have been extra sensitive to the build up to this Christmas. Stopped in my tracks to consider the sick on the pavements, the swaying and shouting in the streets, the stressed shoppers and the angry drivers. Do we truly have a collective purpose to Christmas anymore? Churches and Cathedrals are experiencing a …

Poem & Article – ‘Woman’s Hour’

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  Article first…poem at the end.   I believe all women are equal. I’m all for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ and most of what it and other programmes like it stand for….however, I do have a problem. I feel that there needs to be a greater celebration of the femininity and achievements of woman who haven’t had children or …

Poem – ‘Not Your World’

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  Not Your World   Don’t judge your neighbour, Or the man on the edge, A tramp with a bottle, The depressed on a ledge.   Don’t look with narrow perception, Or a smug little grin, Judging without knowledge A world you don’t live in.   Don’t call people stupid, Or misguided fools, Questioning their intelligence Not to live by your …

Elvis, a spiritual light…

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“All you need is family, friends, love and something to look forward to”, Elvis. I cannot remember when I felt the connection to this ‘spiritual light’ – probably due to the fact that I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t there! I was born in Birmingham at the end of the 1960’s and as a baby there were only …