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About francesgabriel75

Just thinking out loud about faith, children and church. Born in Dorset but now living too far away from the sea, which still calls to me, occasionally. Make my living in the world of education.

My top 10 favourite Shakespeare lines

This was the topic of one blog I’m following (https://bardandbible.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/my-10-favorite-shakespeare-lines/) – and as an English teacher, a very good if rather tricky challenge! In no particular order: ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.’ (Sonnet 116)  ‘To … Continue reading

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#Slow Saturday

“We don’t do things at speed here in Valley Road.” My husband sometimes (often) comes out with immortal lines – that one just tickled me. But it also chimed with my current thinking.  Having been off for two days this week … Continue reading

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The Bridge

Further to my last post: in the morning of the conference, my friend and I attended a workshop run by Christian Foley (for more information, go to this link:  http://applesandsnakesblog.org/blog/christian-foley-spoken-word-an-education                or watch this … Continue reading

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Archway

Ok, a bit of context. I went to a conference yesterday for teachers and writers – or for writing teachers – or for teacher-writers, or any combination thereof.  I went with a very good friend and colleague, both of us … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap …

Wow.  It’s been a whole year (over) since I last posted and what a year it’s been. Last time I posted (https://francesgabriel75.wordpress.com/2015/03/), I was at a crossroads and not really seeing the way forward.  Now I am (thank God) looking … Continue reading

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Beginning of the end …. or end of the beginning?

Naomi and Job must have felt their worlds were ending. In five short verses, Ruth Chapter 1 paints a picture of a family in exile due to famine, the death of Naomi’s husband followed by a brief moment of snatched happiness … Continue reading

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Curiosity that Leads to God

Originally posted on Mission Bible Class:
When was the last time you were curious about something?  I mean really curious; the kind of curiosity that compelled you to get off the couch, or out of the office to go and earnestly…

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