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“Think it possible that you may be mistaken.” ….Religion, faith and doubt

Posted  December 9, 2014  by  jonathan spencer

Think it possible that you may be mistaken “Do you respect that of God in everyone though it may be expressed in unfamiliar ways or be difficult to discern? Each of us has a particular experience of God and each must find the way to be true to it. When words are strange or disturbing […]

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Don’t call these terrorists Isis – They are Islamic State Gangsters

Posted  November 9, 2014  by  jonathan spencer

Isis is the name of my daughter – help her keep it positive The picture you see of her, that and the one at the bottom of the page are pictures of Isis, then in the middle is some gangsters Its a beautiful name, one of power and comes from the dawn of civilisation.  For me […]

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Christmas Recipes

Posted  October 10, 2014  by  jonathan spencer

Home made Christmas recipes. If you want to improve the quality of the food you eat at Christmas whilst saving money, then start here. These are  the age old Spencer family recipes handed down from generation to generation for Christmas pleasure and even some more recent ones that my sister Jane and I have found that […]

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Leadership – What is Leadership?

Posted  September 14, 2014  by  jonathan spencer

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you […]

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Conflict – Wage Peace

Posted  August 31, 2014  by  jonathan spencer

Conflict and violent conflict especially never really ends once it starts, it overlaps on everyone and everything and ripples through out your life. As I grew up in the 1960s with parents a fair bit older than  most of my peers, I can remember them talking a great deal about “the War”. My mother had […]

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John Woolman Quote

“Think it possible that you may be mistaken.” ….Religion, faith and doubt

Think it possible that you may be mistaken “Do you respect that of God in everyone though it may be expressed in unfamiliar ways or be difficult to discern? Each of us has a particular experience of God and each must find...
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Don’t call these terrorists Isis – They are Islamic State Gangsters

Isis is the name of my daughter – help her keep it positive The picture you see of her, that and the one at the bottom of the page are pictures of Isis, then in the middle is some gangsters Its a beautiful name, one of p...
by jonathan spencer
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How the Vicar Saved Christmas – faith in action

I have often heard people repeat how they like Christ but can do without Christians. Or they like Jesus but don’t really go for Church.  I have been a Quaker since 1991, when I began to worship with Lewes Meeting in East...
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Social Justice – The Diggers vision lingers on

The first time I heard Dick Gaughan, I was young and inspired to fight the injustice in the world.  The way he sang The World Turned Upside down, put a shiver on me, below is a 1982 BBC recording of Dick Gaughan singing this...
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Alyson Spencer – My mother the artist (painting)

As I have mentioned before my mother died in the early part of 2014, she was an accomplished artist and my memories of her are often ones of her painting, sculpting, or creating ceramics. My home as I grew up had many of her pa...
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