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Reform Magazine | April 23, 2024

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On the pilgrim way: ‘I was a bit startled to find Rowan was dealing with the seven deadly sins’

26/03/2024 |

Sheila Maxey grapples with the seven deadly sins

For the past few years, Lent, as a time of deeper prayer and self-examination, has largely passed me by but I decided that this year I would try to pay attention to … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘It seems such a trivial disability when I think of others who are in their 80s’

28/02/2024 |

Sheila Maxey is missing her knitting

I am currently disabled. Not that you would notice….

Sheila Maxey is a member of Ingatestone United Reformed Church, Essex

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This is an extract from an article published in the March … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I still find myself talking about “us” and “our” with reference to the present’

29/01/2024 |

Sheila Maxey is finding confidence without being a couple

My daughter Mary, while missing her father very much, confessed to me that she had been unprepared for the sadness she also felt at the loss of the unit called ‘Mum … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘All this clearing out raises questions: What I am getting ready for?’

12/12/2023 |

Sheila Maxey finds pleasure and pain in remembering

‘For everything there is a season – a time to keep and a time to throw away.’ (Ecclesiastes 3:6)

I have just been to Germany again to visit my ailing 88-year-old cousin, … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘The blessing of living through others is that it can bring self-forgetfulness’

30/10/2023 |

Sheila Maxey finds there is value in living through others

At present I seem to be doing a lot of living through others rather than for others and wondering whether it is a cop out or a gift.

My daughter, … Read More

On the pilgrim way ‘What I am finding in the emptiness is something else – a new gift’

26/09/2023 |

Sheila Maxey finds inspiration in empty spaces

‘Empty’ feels such a negative word and yet I am beginning to question that. I have a very dear housebound friend whose diary and calendar are almost always empty. That means that whenever … Read More