Friday 15th October

Today’s conference was stunned as news came in that David Amess MP was killed. This was brought alive by Lyn Brown MP and shadow Probation minister who was visibly shaken by the news.

Despite the shock, Lyn continued to address conference. She was quite a contrast to…


Thursday 14th October 2021

Napo conference 2021 at Newcastle Civic Centre

Napo conference is about much more than the formal business that is conducted. For me, it begins the night before I travel to where the conference is taking place. Last year was the exception as it was an online-only event.

Most of my time on the…


Kings X station London 8 45 am 14/10/2021

I mentioned yesterday evening that I should be in Newcastle upon Tyne for the next couple of days. I had a hesitancy as somewhere in my brain there were other thoughts were questioning whether I would get up on time, get the bus on time, get the train to Kings…


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GJ: “Well they say there is no show without Punch so while I am here I thought I would get your view Eve.”

Eve: “Well you probably think like most that I am to blame for listening to the serpent and then offering the apple to Adam.

Yet God had…


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GJ: “I had hoped that we would meet inside the garden but you got us both banned. That’s a joke, Adam don't worry. Well, it wasn’t a joke but what I just said was. Do you get me?”

Adam: “It is well you can…


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In this time of thinking about conversations with God after Jesus, Moses appeared.

GJ: “Hi Moses, hope you don’t mind me joining you here at the Burning Bush (sounds like a good name for an English pub).”

M: “Listen mate after that experience it is reassuring to see someone.”

GJ…


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Neale Donald Walsch wrote a series of books with the above title this is not about those books.

Our contemplative group has for the moment moved away from following a set reading allowing space to see what may come.

I sat down on the sofa and hugged myself around its…


Sunday 26th September 2021

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We finished our dialogue group and then had half an hour to share our thoughts on the weekend. We have been looking at the ‘The movement of becoming’.

The acorn becomes an oak; the bank clerk becomes the manager. Are these two ‘becomings’ the same? Or is one…


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I recently read with others the book of Jonah. Jonah is not cast in the best light although it makes for a good story. It got me thinking what would a short story of my life say? The following is an attempt. …


Friday 24th September 2021

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The idea of going somewhere for a few days seemed to open my imagination. What would the place be like? What about the people? Who may I meet? What may happen?

A few days away opened up countless possibilities.

Now I know the place I am going let’s call…

Gordie Jackson

Speaks with a Northern Irish accent, lives in Hertfordshire, England.

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