Is there room in your spirituality for x,y,z,whatever – someone just asked me this kind of question and it doesn’t really matter what the x,y,z was, my response would have been the same to anything other than the pure, unadulterated … Continue reading
This rambly thought started last Sunday and has been sort of wiggling around in my head through the week, saying: write me, write me. So here goes. Communion – also known as The Lord’s Supper, or the Eucharist – the … Continue reading
I’ve had a blog post stewing in my mind for a while, waiting for the moment when I could write it properly, working on an image to go with it and thinking I should try and make a better one, … Continue reading
And now we come to the part of the programme where Meirav argues with internet memes… Because really… I’ve just seen a meme saying that when an atheist is kind to you it’s not because they’re trying to get to … Continue reading
Do you keep kosher? Now there’s a question Jewish people can get into long and detailed discussions about – how far do you go? How long do you wait after a meat meal before allowing yourself to enjoy a latte? Do you have separate sinks in your kitchen, or are you laid back like my mother was, and wash meat and dairy dishes in the same one?
And then there’s all the myriad rules about what you can’t do on Shabbat. My mother kept some of those – not writing, for example – but had no qualms about cooking, or doing the washing up.
Me? I rebelled against the whole thing in my teens – didn’t see the point in any of it. And now? Now I do see the point, and that’s what I want to talk about today. Because the point of it all is not what most Jewish people think it is… Continue reading
I was in church this morning – which is a wonder in itself: I’m a night owl, and getting up early enough to be there by 10.30 is a huge challenge! I desperately needed a nap when I got home, … Continue reading
There’s an old story about God creating the world – in this story God is some kind of amorphous solitary being, sitting in magnificent isolation in heaven and then, one day, deciding to create this world. Why? Maybe because he … Continue reading
Talking to someone online about God reminded me of my car crash back in May. Yes, there is a connection… You see, this guy yesterday was repeating something I hear so often and it’s nonsense: people telling me that they’re … Continue reading
I was talking to a friend who has issues with eating and goes to a self help group. I told her I could relate, because I used to suffer from compulsive eating until people prayed for me and Jesus healed … Continue reading