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Reform Magazine | April 15, 2021

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On the pilgrim way

On the pilgrim way: ‘Do I want to come out of the cocoon?’

26/03/2021 |

Sheila Maxey contemplates leaving the cocoon

Everyone is saying that there is light at the end of the tunnel and, as I am someone who tends to jump the gun, my husband is going to have to restrain me. I … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Virtual communication brings special blessings’

01/03/2021 |

Sheila Maxey works on her technophobia

My family considers me technophobic. I find answering calls on my mobile phone difficult; I panic when a new sign arrives on my computer; I am liable to end up in tears of frustration … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I must contradict Dylan Thomas’

29/01/2021 |

Sheila Maxey rediscovers the spirit of Advent

I am, by nature, a long-term planner: holidays, family gatherings, theatre trips. So, among all the other challenges of Covid-19, I have had to accept cancellation after cancellation. As Christmas approached, the stripping … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Is this meeting a new kind of witness?’

01/12/2020 |

Sheila Maxey finds hope before lockdown

There is nothing like something new to cheer me up as I begin to face the fact that we might be in this Covid-19 world for a long, long time. In early October, we … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Aching in body, I was renewed in spirit’

03/11/2020 |

Sheila Maxey watches clouds gather

In last month’s column, I said that ‘provisional’ seems to be the word these days. Now, it looks like we have to expect six months more of this provisionality and uncertainty.

When friends ask me … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I feel both excited and daunted’

28/09/2020 |

Sheila Maxey prepares for a spacious new phase

Provisional’ seems to be the word these days. Coffee after church by the end of the month? Probably not. Carol services, heartily sung, at Christmas? Possibly. Visiting an ageing cousin in Germany … Read More