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Browsing Archive: December, 2017

Hiraeth - Biblical reflection video

Posted by Anne Witton on Sunday, December 31, 2017, In : Video 

Over Christmas, I did some reflecting on the concept of 'home'. I came across the word 'Hiraeth' in a book I was reading and it got me thinking. ‘Hiraeth’ is a Welsh word that has no direct English translation. It is a "strange, conflicted feeling of incompleteness, the boundless longing for a home from which we feel we have been exiled." [Glynn Harrison, A Better Story P. 149]

The best of this world and the worst of this world inspires my longing for home, so I made a short video to try a...

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Book recommendations 2017

Posted by Anne Witton on Thursday, December 21, 2017, In : Books 

As I look back on the year, one of the highlights has been the amount and scope of reading I've done. This was an intentional move which was fuelled by me deleting all the games from my phone in February. I have really loved re-discovering the many benefits of reading books.

In 2016 I read 40 books. In 2017 this increased to 134! There has been a total mixture of themes from science to humour via typography and transport. It’s almost impossible to pick favourites, but I’ve chosen...


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New Year retreat guide

Posted by Anne Witton on Thursday, December 14, 2017, In : Resources 


Once the mince pies have been scoffed and the wrapping paper's been recycled, it's time to pause to reflect and think about the year ahead.

Agape's New Year Retreat Guide for 2018 has been put together to help our staff, volunteers and anyone connected with Agapé start the new year with prayer and contemplation. It's based on Colossians 1 and it's available here FREE ... it's really an excellent resource, so please use and share.

Download the free New Year Retreat Guide for 2018


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Cryptic Christmas Carols and Songs

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, In : Random stuff 


Here's a bit of seasonal fun for you - 15 cryptic clues to popular Christmas songs. Enjoy!

  1. Ms Vorderman in Brighton
  2. Snooker's Mr. Junhui and Vietnam's currency happily elevated
  3. Ms. Valance and the evergreen climber
  4. Advertising song, Taco _____ , Blackpool treat
  5. Petite male timpanist
  6. Deep satisfaction to the earth
  7. One spied a trio of vessels
  8. Quiet after sunset
  9. Small, mafia boss, door opener
  10. Toboggan trip
  11. Folk story of the Big Apple
  12. The Almighty, pause, you inebriated chaps
  13. Triplicate monarchs
  14. On the desolat...

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