Posts Tagged "Audrey Francis"

Borrowed Spaces: A Meditation for Advent

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Audrey Francis has contributed to this blog on a few occasions. Recently she sent me this meditation for advent ‘Borrowed Spaces’ – allowing me to use it on the blog and also to give you permission to use and reuse it as you see fit, so long as you credit her as the author. Audrey recently completed her studies at Vose Seminary, and has a lifetime of service behind her, including a period as a missionary nurse in Africa. Borrowed Spaces A Meditation for Advent Her time was near, time to give birth to her first- born. She felt the movement of the donkey to the core of her...

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Pentecost Sunday: Happy Birthday Church…

Posted by on May 15, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Vose student Audrey Francis has contributed to this blog a few times. She wrote this prayer for Pentecost Sunday, which I share with you… A Prayer at Pentecost Lord of the cross and empty tomb,   Surround us afresh with the power of your Holy Spirit that we may be bold to risk your way.   Surround us afresh with the fire of your Holy Spirit that the desire to communicate your Gospel may burn within us.   Surround us afresh with the wind of your Holy Spirit that we may show the abundant and joyful life you have given us.   Surround us afresh with the peace of your...

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Grand Bassam: On a Terrorist Attack…

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

I wonder what you felt when (and if) you read of the terrorist attack in the coastal town of Grand Bassam, Republic of the Ivory Coast, last week. Perhaps you shrugged your shoulders and asked in despair ‘What is the world coming to? So much violence.’ Or in your impatience to get to the sports page, perhaps you paid this bad news item no attention. For Audrey Francis, a student at Vose Seminary who served with her husband as a missionary in the Ivory Coast for 10 years, this was not a news item she could simply shrug off. She has walked on the beach where the attack took place...

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