Hannah Brencher age 24 years felt lonely in the big city. Two and a half years ago she found a way of easing her own feelings of sadness and at the same time helping other isolated people. She began writing letters to strangers and leaving them all over New York city to find tucked into … Continue reading The World Needs More Love Letters
Who hasn’t responded with laughter to one of the most famous sketches in the history of British television comedy, the ‘Dead Parrot Sketch’ from Monty Python’s Flying Circus? Well, one person comes to mind. A rival political party had adopted the image of a bird for its logo. Margaret Thatcher’s speech writers encouraged … Continue reading Is all laughter healthy?
What would you do if you found an envelope containing a fortune? This is what happened to Bismark Mensah. The Seattle Times first reported the story of how he spotted the envelope in a shopping trolley at his place of work. It had fallen out of a shopper’s purse. Imagine his amazement when he discovered … Continue reading Heart warming story of honesty
The theory of evolution is now universally taught in schools. The clash between science and religion was partly because religion got something badly wrong. This was religious people claiming that the Bible is literally true as a source of knowledge about our natural origins. The Darwinian view easily saw off the creationists within conventional academia. … Continue reading Evolution theory – Does it fully explain our natural origins?
People who moan about the bitter pills of life can get you down. For instance I don’t like Lawrence. He is the sort of individual who you may also know. Someone who comes across as a bit of a moaner and much to my embarrassment is not slow to criticise even his own children behind … Continue reading How can I swallow the bitter pills of life?
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive … Continue reading Things desired as essential
In Greek mythology Sisyphus was a king of Ephyra (now known as Corinth) punished for chronic deceitfulness by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this action forever. Some days I am Sisyphus and groan as I roll my rock Gasp, as … Continue reading Some days I am Sisyphus
Richard Steel, a vicar from Huddersfield, gave out a ten pound note to each of 45 members of his congregation. They were asked to use the capital to raise needed money. Speculate to accumulate? Or is it a case of Christ’s message that if you give then it will be given back to you. Any … Continue reading Give and you will receive
Experiencing my centre and spiritual source isn’t something that just happens for me. I find I need to make a conscious effort to search out this higher power and that means turning in the right direction. But you can’t turn round unless you first recognise which way you are currently facing. Perhaps this is why … Continue reading How do I find my spiritual source?