Viewing 101 posts by Jennie Pollock

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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
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    Well, well, well

    If you are a reader of the Daily Bread Bible reading notes, you will shortly be reading my reflections on a few chapters in Genesis. (And if you’re not, well, feel... Read more
  • A Bothersome Imbalance at Breakfast image

    A Bothersome Imbalance at Breakfast

    Last week I was invited to a bloggers' breakfast, thrown by Christian Aid. Its purpose was to promote Christian Aid Week 2016 (15th-21st May, in case you were... Read more
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    When everyone expected failure…

    "Mawwiage," Peter Cook famously declares in the classic film The Princess Bride, "is wot bwings us togevva today." I would love to think that maybe, just maybe, Justin... Read more
  • “Famous person is human - Shock” image

    “Famous person is human - Shock”

    On Monday the Daily Mail ran a 'news' story showing the Duchess of Cambridge looking weary as she did her Christmas shopping. Read more
  • The Lord is my What?! image

    The Lord is my What?!

    For the past couple of Christmases I've noticed a bit of a theme in some of the sermons. People seem to be emphasising what a low opinion the Jews awaiting their Messiah... Read more
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    As we forgive those…?

    This morning, Andrew pointed out that The Lord's Prayer is anything but inoffensive. It encapsulates a radical understanding of the world we live in and, if we're going... Read more
  • The Inside Out, Second Choice Life You Never Expected, And How To Deal With It image

    The Inside Out, Second Choice Life You Never Expected, And...

    When life gives you lemons, so they say, you should make lemonade. But what about when life comes along and plants a whacking great lemon tree right in the middle of... Read more