The Prophet Ezekiel and Women

(Apologies to those who tuned in hoping for Children's Literature Part Two: that's next time. This week we're back to the Bible.) A while ago (here: https://www.penelopewallace.com/why-i-get-annoyed-by-the-thirty-third-chapter-of-jeremiah/) I posted a little rant about the apparently unfulfilled prophecies in the prophet Jeremiah. Now it’s the turn of...

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Children’s Literature (1)

We all have our favourite authors from childhood; and the best ones last into adult life too.  Who is your favourite? Long ago, I put together my top three: and, be warned, I’m going to post about all of them. (Honourable mentions: AA Milne, Tove Jansson, Arthur...

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The Big Issue

(NB Far wiser people than I are writing everywhere about the political, social and spiritual ramifications of the current pandemic and isolation. For the time being, I shall endeavour to make this blog a nearly corona-free zone.) We recently watched again the very first Ninth Doctor...

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Next Friday

A little while ago, I was at a funeral, and one of the hymns chosen was “The day Thou gavest, Lord, has ended” (words by John Ellerton, 1826-93.)  I thought: yes, that does sound from the first line like a suitable funeral hymn, but it...

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