Learning to Nourish the Human Spirit

A blog space for reflections, essays and reviews from Sarum College staff.

Sarum Pause for Reflection: Mucky Glass

Prayer God, give me the grace to see myself as others see me, but not all at once!   Thank You that, seeing us more truly than anyone else does, You love as we are, because You take us  for what we shall be in You.  Amen | Action We … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Bronze Sky

We never do know, do we, what the future holds?  And, of course, what transpires does not depend on how we’re feeling!  Prediction is an inexact business even at the level of meteorology.  Especially in Britain, where we don’t have a climate: we have weather.  (So why bother?)  When she was ill – … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: In This Life and Beyond

Reflection “It’s only just sinking in that I haven’t been inside a church since March,” remarked the chap next to me in the pew – on the occasion of attending a service in person. The stained glass, though artistically not … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: First Fisher on Station

Reflection ‘Where are all the anglers?’ I had wondered earlier in the year. | Angling was one of the first sports to have restrictions lifted after the great Cov19 shut-down, but the banks of the Thames remained bare.  What had … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Which way to Turn

Reflection At first sight, it seems that one of these cows is patently facing the wrong way. All the other animals, having gathered by the gate where their grazier would shortly arrive bearing nice extra tidbits (feed supplements), are lined … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Re-Imaging

Reflection “Look! someone’s changed one of the stars on the war memorial,” my walking-companion pointed out to me: “they’ve painted it blue, and added continents to make it Planet Earth – and spikes to turn it into a SARS-CoV-2 virion.” The … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Living in the Present

Reflection ‘Keep looking at the blue cross!’ urged the technician checking my eyesight with a new bit of tech. A lull in Cov19 restrictions had made for a chance to catch up on a routine eye test – and journey … Read more

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Sarum College Blog: A Piece From Former Principal Keith Lamdin

I guess lockdown has given all of us a chance to slow down and become more aware, not only of the world around us, but of our own thoughts and feelings.  One of the things I have been doing is … Read more

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Lock-Down Poetry: On the Fifth Sunday of Lock Down by Andy Delmage

A Contribution to our poetry series on the Sarum College Blog, by Andy Delmage | | At St Bede’s we have gathered on Sunday mornings with people using a mixture of Zoom and phones and developed a simple and participative … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Be the best

Reflection No-one tells bees to make a bee-line for a thistle.  They just ‘know’ where to go.  With most volunteers barred (why?) from working in the countryside, there are plenty of thistles around this summer.  A few thistles in a … Read more

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