Heather Cawte
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  • Durham, County Durham
  • United Kingdom
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Liz Opp left a comment for Heather Cawte
"Hi Heather-- I'm not accustomed to receiving messages thru QuakerQuaker, so I'm late in replying, to say the least! Could you email me at lizopp AT gmail DOT com if you still want to reprint this? Thanks-- Blessings, Liz"
2nd month 7, 2011
Heather Cawte left a comment for Jan Lyn Lewis
"Hello :) Yes, we had to cancel the last MfW at my home because of snow, but there is another scheduled for this Sunday. Still pretty flattened by this chest infection - onto my second course of big antibiotics and steroids! Thinking of you :) xxx"
1st month 18, 2010
Jan Lyn Lewis left a comment for Heather Cawte
"Hello Heather, On a new computor now (can't locate your e-address) so thought I'd say hello while visiting QQ today. Hope that you are doing well and wish you a happy new year. Hoping that you are still able to have MfW with all the snow…"
1st month 18, 2010
Heather Cawte posted a blog post

Simple Living?

This article was brought to my attention a couple of days ago. Journalist Liz Jones, of the UK Daily Mail, attempted a week on unemployment benefits:http://tinyurl.com/ybvgkwtI was delighted that she seemed to get so much from the experiment, but astonished by her lifestyle prior to it. I can't imagine having that much debt on top of a mortgage.If the economic problems help people realise how much they are spending on inessentials, then it will have been…See More
11th month 23, 2009
Heather Cawte commented on Heather Cawte's blog post 'Explaining God'
"Thanks, Joel Allen - you said exactly what I mean :D I hope so too."
11th month 16, 2009
Joel Allen Berndt commented on Heather Cawte's blog post 'Explaining God'
"I loved your statement about how Quaker worship is the best chance for peace between world religions! Especially in this media saturated world, names for things are so charged with personal emotion. Often extremely disparate people become next-door…"
11th month 16, 2009
Heather Cawte posted a blog post

Explaining God

I re-post this blog on three other websites, and from last week's entry I have had a number of responses, all asking me to clarify what I meant in my description of how I see God. I still don't have the mental energy for replying to each one individually, so I am putting my reply into this blog post, and I hope it will explain what I mean.Firstly, I have for a long time been a kind of Unitarian. The way I understand the Trinity is that, just as I am simultaneously mother, daughter and friend,…See More
11th month 16, 2009
Heather Cawte posted a blog post

Quaker Quest: Quaker Worship

I thought it might be interesting for people to see what I said at Quaker Quest about Quaker Worship.We three speakers had to speak twice during the evening, once on Faith and once on Practice - broadly, what we believe and what we do.In the Faith section, I started by saying I love Quaker worship because it is unique. I came to Quakers because of the worship - I used to be an Anglican, and then a Methodist, and in both denominations I used to feel that…See More
11th month 9, 2009
Heather Cawte commented on Alice M Yaxley's blog post 'Sustainable economy for the future'
"You absolutely speak to my condition, Alice."
11th month 1, 2009
Heather Cawte replied to Alice M Yaxley's discussion 'Friends in Britain - supporting each other' in the group Britain Yearly Meeting
"Hi, Alice - I'm here, but not saying much at present (health issues flaring up). I hope to contribute more when I get back to my normal level."
10th month 22, 2009
Peter Lawless commented on Heather Cawte's blog post 'Show us humanity'
"True my Friend As Walt Whitman said war is a reversal of things where fathers bury their sons rather than sons burying fathers. The current spate of UK TV ads for the forces are making war seem like a computer game and show the game players reflect…"
9th month 27, 2009
Heather Cawte posted a blog post

Show us humanity

There have been several programmes on BBC Radio recently about Tennyson, as this year is the 200th anniversary of his birth. In one, a modern soldier read part of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'. He explained how well Tennyson captured the confusion of battle, and how he emphasised the bravery of the soldiers and the stupidity of the generals. The young man seemed very touched that someone outside the battle had cared enough about the disaster of it to commemorate it in verse. Paradoxically,…See More
9th month 14, 2009
Heather Cawte posted a blog post

Justice

It was the monthly Meeting for Worship in my home yesterday. After we had shaken hands at the close, we began discussing the case of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the 'Lockerbie bomber', who has just been returned to Libya on compassionate grounds due to his suffering from terminal cancer.My F/friend Michelle brought the topic up. It has been much on her mind. She said the thing that kept coming back to her, among all the hurt and anger that his release had stirred up, was:Revenge is not…See More
8th month 24, 2009
Heather Cawte posted a blog post

Further thoughts...

Last week's post generated some very interesting responses and reactions, not only online but in person.One F/friend told me that she liked that fact that, when she comes to Meeting, she knows she is with people who have thought about their faith, and that our beliefs are not 'dumbed down', and I know just what she means. I think part of the reason for the current Quaker demographic is the tendency for people only to find us after some kind of spiritual search, after a lot of thought about what…See More
8th month 10, 2009
Heather Cawte commented on Heather Cawte's blog post 'Are UK Quakers elitist?'
"Thank you so much for such a thorough and considered response, Alice. I'm sorry not to have replied earlier, but the heat this week has knocked me flat! I really like that phrase, 're-appropriating the founding charism.' I've…"
8th month 9, 2009
Heather Cawte commented on Alice M Yaxley's event 'Living the sermon on the mount'
"I would have loved to attend, but unfortunately I'm housebound. I hope it all goes well!"
8th month 9, 2009

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Thankful

Posted on 11th mo. 30, 2009 at 10:32am 0 Comments

It's easy to forget to be thankful every day, and having a special day to say thanks - even if it isn't my own country's tradition - seems such a wonderful idea.



This year I am thankful for my faith, which permeates my whole life, even when I am feeling as though I am not being 'Quakerly'.



I am thankful for the new friends I have made, and for the old ones I have kept.



I am thankful, as always, for the roof over my head, the food on my table, the plumbing in my… Continue

Simple Living?

Posted on 11th mo. 23, 2009 at 9:27am 0 Comments

This article was brought to my attention a couple of days ago. Journalist Liz Jones, of the UK Daily Mail, attempted a week on unemployment benefits:



http://tinyurl.com/ybvgkwt



I was delighted that she seemed to get so much from the experiment, but astonished by her lifestyle prior to it. I can't imagine having that much debt on top of a mortgage.



If the economic problems help people realise how much they are spending on… Continue

Explaining God

Posted on 11th mo. 16, 2009 at 8:56am 2 Comments

I re-post this blog on three other websites, and from last week's entry I have had a number of responses, all asking me to clarify what I meant in my description of how I see God. I still don't have the mental energy for replying to each one individually, so I am putting my reply into this blog post, and I hope it will explain what I mean.



Firstly, I have for a long time been a kind of Unitarian. The way I understand the Trinity is that, just as I am simultaneously mother, daughter… Continue

Quaker Quest: Quaker Worship

Posted on 11th mo. 9, 2009 at 10:48am 0 Comments

I thought it might be interesting for people to see what I said at Quaker Quest about Quaker Worship.



We three speakers had to speak twice during the evening, once on Faith and once on Practice - broadly, what we believe and what we do.



In the Faith section, I started by saying I love Quaker worship because it is unique. I came to Quakers because of the worship - I used to be an Anglican, and then a Methodist, and in both… Continue

Show us humanity

Posted on 9th mo. 14, 2009 at 9:13am 1 Comment

There have been several programmes on BBC Radio recently about Tennyson, as this year is the 200th anniversary of his birth. In one, a modern soldier read part of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'. He explained how well Tennyson captured the confusion of battle, and how he emphasised the bravery of the soldiers and the stupidity of the generals. The young man seemed very touched that someone outside the battle had cared enough about the disaster of it to commemorate it in verse. Paradoxically,… Continue

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At 3:37pm on 2nd mo. 7, 2011, Liz Opp said…
Hi Heather--

I'm not accustomed to receiving messages thru QuakerQuaker, so I'm late in replying, to say the least! Could you email me at lizopp AT gmail DOT com if you still want to reprint this?

Thanks--

Blessings,
Liz
At 12:34pm on 1st mo. 18, 2010, Jan Lyn Lewis said…

Hello Heather,
On a new computor now (can't locate your e-address) so thought I'd say hello while visiting QQ today. Hope that you are doing well and wish you a happy new year. Hoping that you are still able to have MfW with all the snow that I hear has come your way.
Love,
Jan Lyn
At 5:11pm on 7th mo. 1, 2009, Jan Lyn Lewis said…
Thanks for your friendship Heather. Quite an impressive spot here and I'm looking forward to checking it out more.

Love,
Jan Lyn
At 1:13am on 6th mo. 25, 2009, Robin Mohr said…
Why yes, you can use my post as long as you provide a URL, a live link if it's online, and my name. Thanks for asking!
 
 
 

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