Author Archives: Linh Thuy

Reflection for December – Winter Magic

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As the year drifts into winter, we notice subtle differences in nature especially in the quality of light, the length of days, and the bareness of the trees; nature begins to slowly fall asleep. In his poem, “The Sleeping Babe” Henry Baron describes the differences in nature very aptly in the following lines, “The moon turned white to silver On ...

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The end of Sumer time – Nature’s rest

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With the end of summer time upon us, we enter the “royal” season of Autumn – royal because of the  magnificence of colours and a time when nature “disrobes the glory of summer” when it takes on the colours that basically soften the end of its reign of lively, lush greens to the soft yellows, reds and gold. This is ...

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Reflection for October

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Some time ago, I was given a book that had a short story of ‘The Dream in the Acorn’. I was drawn to the story because I grew up near oak trees and marvelled that a tiny acorn could produce such big trees.  What did the author mean by the ‘dream’? I soon realised that the unique ‘something’ in the ...

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  The Balance of Technology

Technology has come to figure largely in our lives in recent years.  In truth, it can be a blessing, but it can also be a “monster”!  Yes, it is quick to pass on messages by using email, text, Twitter, Instagram, and in our busy lives many of us feel this can be extremely helpful. However, it can also be very ...

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Entering the heart of summertime – August Reflection

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Despite our summers in this part of the world being a bit unsettled, and travel not so possible this year after so many restrictions, we can take this time mentally and spiritually to make changes to our routine during this summertime. We have learnt from experience that no one will thank us if we continue to treat this month as ...

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BEAUTY VERSUS CHAOS

Acknowledgements:  Rembrandts Prodigal Son: tripimpover.com – Beautiful Nature Spots: BinBlog-Localbini

Some weeks ago, listening to BBC Songs of Praise, the hymn “Beauty for Brokenness” by Graham Kendrick triggered in me a myriad of thoughts at first centred on the word “Brokenness.” At the time we were still in the middle of the second more threatening lockdown, with the deeply emotional events of Passiontide still etched clearly in hearts and minds. ...

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 Spring – a Season for Rising

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Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain. Wheat that in the dark earth many days has lain, love lives again, that with the dead has been; love is come again like wheat that springeth green. J.M. C. Crum (1872-1958) ©Oxford Book of Carols. For most of us, the first signs of spring this year will make a difference. ...

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Palm Sunday

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We continue to pray for Peace in Myanmar and in other parts of our World. Wishing us all a prayerful journey together as RNDMs during the HOLY WEEK.     Music Blessings on the King Each Morning You Wake Us To Hear Memory of the Passion

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

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 In every death, there is life. The grain of wheat will die but that death is not the end, it is the beginning of new life. One grain that dies gives life to hundreds of new grains and will through death nourish us with food. In the death of relationships, of health and all that may be dear to us, there ...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

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Through the energy of love, with the Beloved, we are making our Lenten journey – a special grace filled time for each one of us. We entered this prayerful Season of Lent with ritual of beautiful symbols – ash, water and oil, with a holy purpose and wholeheartedly. Since then, three weeks  have past. Today we have entered the 26th ...

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