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Love

Posted by Simon Parke, 27 Jun 2017

Most believe love is a good idea, something to be applauded and supported… but struggle with the practicalities.

I’m certainly one of those, with love largely dependent on the fluctuations of my ego or a glass of whisky.

And though good to note, this is not good news…

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This present and wonderful ignorance

Posted by Simon Parke, 26 Jun 2017

Sometimes we panic because we do know what’s happening.

Perhaps we suddenly lose our job, we lose our phone or a friend is diagnosed with cancer.

But in the end, the root of all our panic is that we don’t know what’s happening – and we wish we did.

So if I lose my job, I’m anxious…

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Where's the truth in all this?

Posted by Simon Parke, 26 Jun 2017

What is God’s will? Or to say the same thing differently, where is the truth in all this?

Elijah asks this question and gets taken to the top of the mountain where he is told to stand.

As he waits, he experiences some striking natural phenomena…

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Cover of The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover

My latest novel, The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover, is published on 17 February by Marylebone House. It is January 30th, 1649. England is not a country that wishes to execute its divinely appointed king. Yet Charles I finds himself shivering on a cold scaffold in Whitehall, an executioner by his side. Charles wonders: how did this happen? Read more and pre-order your copy.

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Mindful Lifebelts is an app to help when life is difficult; or preferably, to prevent it becoming so. The short meditations come in both written and audio form, spoken by Simon.
 
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