Thoughts for the month:


Words are not my forte; give me a maths problem, a science book or programme, then I am more in my comfort zone. At secondary school I quite frequently asked my father for help to write English essays.

However, we have recently been urged to take risks as we move forwards in our spiritual life, so I have attempted to put some thoughts together.

We may not all be sports fans, but it would have been quite difficult to miss the events in Japan and New York that have been taking place recently. Despite the restrictions of the last eighteen months, Olympic and Paralympic athletes alike have had to adapt to different and often ingenious ways of training without the usual level of competition. Their efforts produced many varied emotions and heartfelt speeches after their events. Whatever their results, they will have returned home to be welcomed by family and friends 

 As we strive forwards we all need the support of those around us and with God to lead us, we look to the future.

 I have recently read these words again that have reminded me of past times when I have needed them. I believe they can still give us inspiration. The poem is entitled, ‘One day at a time’. 

One day at a time......

 There are two days in every week about which we should not worry;

 two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of those days is ‘Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares;

its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.

Yesterday’ has passed forever beyond our control.

All the money in the world cannot bring back ‘Yesterday’.

We cannot undo a single act we performed;

we cannot erase a single word we said.

 ‘Yesterday’ is gone forever.

The other day we should not worry about is ‘Tomorrow

with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and

its poor performance;

Tomorrow’ is also beyond our immediate control.

Tomorrow’s’ sun will rise either in splendour or

behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise.

Until it does,we have no stake in ‘Tomorrow’,

for it is yet to be born.                              [Author unknown]


God’s blessings on you all.

Pam Raper

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