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Reform Magazine | October 22, 2019

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On the pilgrim way

On the pilgrim way: ‘Clearing out our scullery began to be fun’

27/09/2019 |

Sheila Maxey finds joy in tidying and recycling

I have been clearing out our scullery after at least 30, if not 40 years. It is a Victorian house and we have lived in it for over 50 years. I am … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Longer term memory is a blessing’

23/08/2019 |

Sheila Maxey reflects on memory

Memory is a touchy subject among old people like me because we are all experiencing short-term memory loss. What did I come upstairs for? Why can’t I remember the name of my neighbour? It is … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I want to resist conclusions about prayer’

01/07/2019 |

Sheila Maxey tries to describe – and not analyse – prayer

I am very hesitant to speak, let alone write about prayer. It is so easy, as mere mortals, to find ourselves, in our heavy-footed way, analysing, quantifying, drawing conclusions … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Family dynamics give me food for thought’

28/05/2019 |

Sheila Maxey enjoys a first family holiday

For the very first time, we have been on holiday with our daughter, Ruth, her husband, Dave, and their children – Tom (20), Sam (19) and Hannah, who had her 14th birthday on … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Thank God for long-lasting friendship’

29/04/2019 |

Sheila Maxey gives thanks for long-lasting friendship

Long-lasting friendship is a great blessing. I have coffee nearly every week with a friend I met 50 years ago through our children. We talk about the books we are reading, our ailments … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I found myself in good spirits’

01/04/2019 |

Sheila Maxey feels her spirits rising

I usually find February a difficult, even depressing month, but this year, towards the end of February, I found myself in good spirits. Why? The weather in Essex has been so kind this year. … Read More