After hearing the Prime Minister speak yesterday regarding the extensions to the corona-virus restrictions, two things came to mind: firstly, how his words seemed to mirror those of one of his predecessors, Winston Churchill, in his famous “Blood, Sweat and Tears” speech in 1940. And secondly, I wondered how many of us, like me, having…

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Matthew the Tax Collector was one of the 12 Apostles and despite his being in league with the Romans and thus mistrusted by his countrymen was accepted by Jesus as one of his close followers. Jesus saw beyond the outward trappings of the collaborator into his heart and received him into his friendship. We presume…

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Our “featured image” (the little picture at the top of the page) today was taken at Stone Lane Gardens in Devon on a fairly dull and misty day back in August. Stone Lane Gardens are set among the rolling Devon countryside near Chagford and are a noted arboretum featuring a great variety of specimen trees…

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