Viewing 98 posts by Jennie Pollock

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    Singleminded

    "And do you have family?" he asked. I was slightly thrown, as we'd just been talking about my brother and his wife and kids in California, and my parents in Northampton.... Read more
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    Choose You This Day…

    If you're in the UK tomorrow night, you'll be able to watch a documentary by the actress Sally Phillips asking whether we really want a world without Downs Syndrome. Read more
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    ‘Homeowners Enraged by Human Nature’

    London, for those of you unfortunate enough not to live here, is basically one enormous building site. The skyline is not so much punctuated by as scribbled over with... Read more
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    Making Moral Decisions: A Worked Example

    Yesterday, I chanced across the most appalling news story. A mother whose daughter was threatening to jump off the roof of a 10-storey car park had to stand by and... Read more
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    The Wonderful World of Water

    Back in the spring I went on a guided prayer retreat in Spain (suffering for Jesus!). On the last day we took a trip to the beach and did a Bible study on the theme of... Read more
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    Real Choices, or How To Talk About Abortion Without...

    Professor Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), has been in the news in the last few days, for throwing the RCM’s support behind a... Read more
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    Love, Love, Peace, Peace

    Oh the irony. "If you want to win Eurovision," Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede, the show's outstandingly good hosts, told us on Saturday night, "you should sing a song... Read more
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    The Gift of Lament

    In their book about raising two autistic children, Andrew and Rachel Wilson talk a bit about learning to lament, about using the Psalms as a tool to help them express... Read more
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    Mind Where You Tread

    This is part three of a series of ‘bits I didn’t get to unpack in the tiny amount of words available to me for the whole of Genesis 26 in the Bible reading notes I... Read more
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    Onward!

    In last week’s post, we began looking at the blessings God was pouring out on Isaac, and the frustration of the Philistines either shooting themselves in the foot... Read more