Cornwall Cogitation Week CD

Post 9/2022 Saturday 26 February . . . Week CD simply means this is blog number two from Cornwall UK; number two of a total of 13 anticipated posts during our stay here. I hope this doubled-up walk through the English alphabet does not prove too confusing. Next time: EF. Enough of that.

This week has been both rewarding and, on the world scene in Ukraine, tragically concerning. I’m choosing not to comment on the latter at the moment–other than to say our prayers and thoughts are with the people of Ukraine and the ordinary people of Russia who oppose the Kremlin’s expansionist move. God have mercy.

Porthminster Beach. St Ives in the distance.

The rewards of the week have been many, here mostly illustrated photographically, though a hymn from last Sunday reverberates in my mind. It was written by Priscilla Jane Owens (1829-1899): “Will your anchor hold through the storms of life, when the clouds unfold their wings of strife? When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain, will your anchor drift or firm remain?

“We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll, fastened to the rock which cannot move, grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love!”

Today, (Saturday) we attended a Morning Coffee at St Anta church, a fundraiser for the church’s flower fund. Lovely to see people in person again.

Gorse is starting to bloom along the footpaths.
Looking north over the Atlantic, Godrevy Lighthouse almost visible in the distance.
Daisy Goodman wrote this novel as she was writing the television series Victoria. I read it this week and was again taken by the positive and productive ways leaders can exercise their power on behalf of all people in their charge. Queen Victoria proved that through her long reign.
Sky drama walking home Friday evening.

Peace

-John

8 thoughts on “Cornwall Cogitation Week CD

  1. As we’ve had another snowstorm this past week and temperatures remain below freezing, it was a breath of fresh air to see the beautiful spring flowers in full bloom.

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    1. Out and about for certain, though this morning we hear the whirr and spin of the washing machine, grateful for shelter, refreshment and the beauty of bouquets of daffodils sitting about.

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  2. Looks like a good first week in Cornwall. Tragic about the war of aggression in Ukraine! Good to remember that many ordinary Russians oppose the war.

    The blooming daffodils are a sign of hope!

    Monty

    May the God of Wonder be with you, delighting you with the beauty of sunrise and the majesty of sunset, with the song of the bird and the fragrance of the flower. —Maxine Shonk, OP

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