Monthly Archives: January 2013

 The Buddhist technical term sati in Pali (or smrti in Sanskrit) was first translated with the English word mindfulness by T.W. Rhys Davids in 1881. So says Rupert Gethin in his article On some definitions of mindfulness (Contemporary Buddhism Vol.…

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How can mindfulness be secular, Buddhist or Christian? Richard Burnett has written an excellent, well-researched, erudite and thought-provoking thesis called ‘Mindfulness in schools: learning lessons from the adults – secular and Buddhist (see link below). Within his thesis are important…

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Mindfulness on BBC Breakfast TV

Mindfulness was featured on BBC Breakfast TV here in the UK. Reporter David Sillito investigates – sceptical at first, he noticed the benefits in just a few weeks, and his friend Fiona found help with coping with the pain of … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Science and Belief:
Window at St Crispin’s Church, Braunstone. © St Crispin’s Awe is an important part of the experience of science – one could almost say it’s a universal. When a scientist feels awe it is…

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Originally posted on Big Circumstance:
Taking my iPod for a walk the other morning after dropping the kids off at school, this great old song came on: For one so young at the time, it was such a mature song,…

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reblog – Responding to Lance

Originally posted on That Happy Certainty:
Excellent piece from Christians In Sport here on the Armstrong Confessions media storm, cautioning against impulsive band-wagon jumping. Here’s a sample: But before we jump on some bandwagons and shake our fists too vigorously as…

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Originally posted on Phil's Boring Blog:
The Blog of Kevin, 17/1/2013: Plucking Blackberries FROM THE BLOG OF KEVIN, Plucking Blackberries: Where I see genuine love, commitment, and a desire for a covenant relationship, I see God. Where I see…

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Free Crochet Mitten Patterns

Here’s a link to a free booklet of crochet mittens – just right for the freezing weather here in the UK – http://www.crochetme.com/free-crochet-mittens-patterns/?a=cme130118 Instructions for stitches included – please note that it is in US terminology (same stitches, different names).

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Originally posted on hometogo232:
‘Sorry” definition …..feeling regret, compunction, sympathy, pity, etc.: I can’t quite remember all the details that prompted writing on this word/feeling, but it had to do with someone not recognizing that the word was appropriate to…

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Steve Chalke and others on Homosexuality and Gay Marriage

Here’s a link to a post giving links to some recent statements from various Christians about homosexuality. There is quite a spectrum of opinion represented here. Adrian Warnock (whose blog this links to) says, ‘it is important for all of … Continue reading

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