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Christmas Recipes

Posted  October 10, 2014  by  jonathan spencer

Home made Christmas recipes. What are my most popular posts on this blog? I would love to say they are words of wisdom, or spiritual or psychological items. No they are recipes, in fact mainly the age old spencer recipes handed down from my mum to my sister and I. Jane even had some new […]

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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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Church of England – Prayers of Intercession 2

Posted  August 10, 2014  by  jonathan spencer

m4s0n501 So I got asked again, and wondered again what I was to do. Knowing things a little better this time, I took time to make the prayer relevant to the service and to what I knew about the people there.     A couple of weeks before I had been to a Freinds meeting […]

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Church of England – Prayers of Intercession

Posted  August 10, 2014  by  jonathan spencer

So I first attended Quaker Meeting in 1982 worshipped regularly from 1991 and became a member in 1994, so I have followed the Qauker Quest for 23 years and more. Recently I also reaffirmed my faith in the tenets of The Church of England, where I had started as achild but never been confirmed. I […]

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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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Christmas food for thought

Christmas Recipes

Home made Christmas recipes. What are my most popular posts on this blog? I would love to say they are words of wisdom, or spiritual or psychological items. No they are recipes, in fact mainly the age old spencer recipes handed...
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Political leaders and leadership and media underestimation

Our political leaders come up for much criticism most often in the media if they do not fit a certain mould, Generally we are looking for a Churchil, a Thatcher or even dare I say it a Blair. Nothing else seems to do, but in f...
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