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  • Humbled and Grateful

    I know that some of my readers are among those who sponsored me for this event, which I did in June.

    The total (which includes GiftAid) is amazing and will make a huge difference to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer...

    £5 pays for an information pack for someone newly diagnosed

    £10 pays for one person to attend an awareness workshop

    £23 pays for a call to a dedicated support line

    This money could make a difference to as many as 430 people which is wonderful. (That's roughly the number diagnosed in the UK every three days)

    So yes, humbled and grateful in many ways.

  • His eye is on the sparrow...

    Yesterday morning, I was at church starting to set up when the other early arriver came in. She told me that she had just seen a pigeon, tangled in netting, fall from the roof of the church onto the steps outside.

     

    We went out, and at the second attempt I was able to catch it. The poor creature was terrified, its heart beating so fast that I feared it might die. Gently, I stroked its feathers and tried to reassure it.

     

    We found a pair of scissors and my colleague carefully snipped the strands of net. As it fell away the relief of the bird was palpable.

     

    Carefully we carried it outside, I opened my hands and it soared skyward. As it did so, another pigeon, perhaps its mate, flew to join it, and the two alighted on the roof opposite.

     

    "Thank you Lord." said my colleague. Thank you indeed.

     

    A few seconds either way, and the falling pigeon would not have been spotted and the story would have had a different ending. I am glad that J saw the pigeon and that we helped rescue it. I flippantly said, "go free, Holy Spirit" and who knows... Maybe there is a parable there?

     

    A lovely story, and the better for being true