“In No Strange Land” by Francis Thompson

Originally posted on The Jesus Question:

“The Kingdom of God is within you.”

O world invisible, we view thee,
O world intangible, we touch thee,
O world unknowable, we know thee,
Inapprehensible, we clutch thee!

Does the fish soar to find the ocean,
The eagle plunge to find the air—
That we ask of the stars in motion
If they have rumor of thee there?

Not where the wheeling systems darken,
And our benumbed conceiving soars!—
The drift of pinions, would we hearken,
Beats at our own clay-shuttered doors.

The angels keep their ancient places—
Turn but a stone and start a wing!
Tis ye, tis your estrangèd faces,
That miss the many-splendored thing.

But (when so sad thou canst not sadder)
Cry—and upon thy so sore loss
Shall shine the traffic of Jacob’s ladder
Pitched betwixt Heaven and Charing Cross.

Yea, in the night, my Soul, my daughter,
Cry—clinging to Heaven by the…

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What a privilege

To be here in Titchwell marsh relaxing and contemplating the Lord”s nature. The diggers are there to restore the damage done by a terrible storm last winter and it is very pleasing to see the amount of effort that the RSPB puts into creating and conserving the natural habitat. We were hoping to see the bearded tits and the warblers however I was excited to film a beautiful lapwing and a hungry seagull !

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A 9/11 photo returned after 13 years

Originally posted on Read an Interview:

Cover photo courtesy of the Prints and Photographs Division. Library of Congress, USA.

Days after the tragic events of 9/11 a photo was found in the streets. It came from an office on the 77th floor of the South Tower. 13 years later it was returned to the owner. This is an incredible story about the power of social media and how people from around the world can come together.

“I knew it was going viral. Every tech device we had in the house started going crazy beeping and dinging with alerts. It was wild,” says Elizabeth Stringer Keefe. Every year on September 11 she posted the photo, hoping someone somewhere would know who was in it.

In this interview she shares the story about how the photo was first found, the process of locating the owner, and how she cried when she finally did.

The photo of a happy wedding party, lost at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, belonged to X. The photo of a happy wedding party, lost at…

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World stroke day

In UK a stoke occurs every 3.5 minutes.
Today we thought we’d go to Kings Lynn. Since we were last here over two years ago we found that they made minor renovations to the market place.

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After a bit of shopping we went to the Riverside Art Centre.

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In one the gallery we spoke to the Stroke volunteers who were holding a day of awareness there. I had my blood pressure taken 112/63. I was told it was good.

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We are back in the caravan I’m enjoying a cup of coffee while the boss is concocting a venison casserole using the shanks he bought in the local butcher in Wells yesterday! How is your day going?

It’s been a beautiful day..

We went to Titchwell (surprise!) and Wells on Sea again!

Today I have kept reading on and off ‘Being a priest today’ an amazing book if you want to explore further your calling towards ordination. I should say that this is not just reading but more of a learning curve that is very exciting.
Please keep me in your prayers.
Have a blessed evening.

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Wells-on-Sea

What a beautiful weather we’ve had today! The high street is full of families visiting and the holiday ambiance is palpable..I notice some different souvenir shops and added bookshops too! After lunch in a pub at the top of the high street we went our own ways as I wanted to browse books in a charity bookshop. Steven wanted to find a butcher. After some time in a craft fair I moved
to the harbour. There I noticed the head of a bird in the water; it kept disappearing in the water for food and coming back up! Steven told me it was a young cormorant.. Watch this space I will put a photo later as I was too far to take it with my mobile!

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Tasty scampi and fish..
What are you doing this half-term?

Any questions?

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