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Chris Hooker

Nothing – Not One Thing

May Anglican Church Calendar theme “All Things Created” reflection. The Message translation of the month of May Church Calendar scripture theme: John 1:3 “Everything was created through God: nothing – not one thing! – came

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She Flies On

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Jesus said;: “And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses … to the ends of the world.” (Acts 1:8) … and Peter quotes from

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Rising to a Higher Level!

Sister Doreen’s Reflections May 9th – the 40th day after Easter – is the Feast of the Ascension, and most churches will celebrate this Feast on Sunday May 12th. The dictionary meaning of the word

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What’s in a Name?

Sister Doreen’s Reflections On May the 6th we keep the Feast of St John. Why did our Mother Foundress choose St John the Divine as our Patron Saint? I imagine that a very simple explanation

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Care for Creation

Sister Doreen’s Reflections This year the internet comments say that since the very first Earth Day in 1970, millions of people from more than 190 countries worldwide have come together every April 22nd to stand

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We Need Play! Seriously!

Sister Doreen’s Reflections “The opposite of play isn’t work; it’s depression. The adult  play deficit is becoming a public health crisis.” (Stuart Brown, psychiatrist and play researcher). This was the title of an article I

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To Kiss the Joy!

Sister Doreen’s Reflections “He who binds to himself a joyDoes the winged life destroyHe who kisses the joy as it fliesLives in eternity’s sunrise” (William Blake) This quote of William Blake’s, and the title of

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Easter Thoughts

Sister Doreen’s Reflections. Easter thoughts shared in a poem by Joyce Rupp.   “How Did They Know?”   How did they know It was time to push upThrough the long-wintered soil?     How did

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Palm Branches, Hosanna’s, Welcome

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Palm Branches, Hosanna’s, Welcome – Palm Sunday: the beginning of Holy Week that ushers in the Hallelujah’s of Easter. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday into a city that was then

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