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Feeling lost

Posted by Simon Parke, 27 Aug 2014

She’s forty five and feeling lost.

She didn’t used to feel lost; she just did things and always had her reasons.

Only now she is wondering about her reasons…

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The glory of small things

Posted by Simon Parke, 26 Aug 2014

Each day we are given the strength to do small things.

For our life is comprised of such events.

There are no big things, just small things; small things well lived.

Perhaps we do the washing up after supper, write a card, play five-a-side football, wonder about a holiday or invoice a client…

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How do you like your detective?

Posted by Simon Parke, 25 Aug 2014

I was reflecting on Abbot Peter and crime fiction at the Greenbelt arts festival.

One of the themes was our relationship to our favourite detectives…and to what extent do they mirror our favourite version of Jesus.

Do you, for instance, mind it when Wallender or Morse are really moody, and make life unpleasant for their team?..

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Cover of A Director's Cut

Set in the seaside town of Stormhaven, the third Abbot Peter mystery, A Director’s Cut, opens the curtain on a dark tale of murder and revenge in theatreland. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, are drawn like lambs to the slaughter into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.

Cover of One Minute Meditation

A book of short meditations for use wherever you find yourself: on the bus, at the doctors, in your bedroom or by the pool.

A contemplative few days based around Simon's book, The Beautiful Life, now republished as The Journey Home. The retreat features meditation, silence, community and teaching.

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