Heather Cawte's Blog – 11th mo. 2009 Archive (4)

Thankful

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

Added by Heather Cawte on 11th mo. 30, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

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/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

Added by Heather Cawte on 11th mo. 23, 2009 at 9:27am — No Comments

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… Continue

Added by Heather Cawte on 11th mo. 16, 2009 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

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… Continue

Added by Heather Cawte on 11th mo. 9, 2009 at 10:48am — No Comments

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