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Reform Magazine | March 23, 2017

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On the pilgrim way

On the pilgrim way

February 23, 2017 |

Sheila Maxey does battle with low spirits

Every year, during the early months of the year, I find myself struggling with low spirits. This year, irritated with myself, I decided to try to do battle with those low spirits. I … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Helped by these “angels”, my sap rises again’

January 30, 2017 |

Sheila Maxey seeks hope amid fear

Another year lies ahead and I want to know what it holds, personally and politically. When I was younger, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what each new year was likely … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘We began to talk of those no longer with us’

November 30, 2016 |

Sheila Maxey on bittersweet memories

Going down memory lane can be a bittersweet experience. We have recently spent 10 days in the Black Forest, in a holiday house which belongs to part of my German family. We have had many … Read More

On the pilgrim way: Looking forwards, and back

November 1, 2016 |

There seem to have been a number of milestones in the family in the last few weeks. A grandson turned 18; two granddaughters went to ‘big school’ – one moving from a primary school of 100 to a secondary school … Read More

On the pilgrim way: A good day with bad news

September 26, 2016 |

Sheila Maxey gives thanks for a good day with bad news

The Friday of August’s bank holiday weekend turned out to be a particularly wonderful day. And yet, when I list its contents it hardly adds up to anything so … Read More

On the pilgrim way: A summer of pain

August 26, 2016 |

Sheila Maxey learns to be astonished in the midst of pain

It has been a summer of pain – eight weeks and counting of the sharp, stabbing pain of shingles combined with ongoing pain in my right shoulder and arm … Read More