Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married with 5 children.

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Tear gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, worked with Mother Teresa, escaped a murderer, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, 12 yrs an Anglican, slept on the streets, travelled to Auschwitz, Kenya and Pakistan to promote peace, opened the first inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote a biblical text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his office within the CofE to pioneer independent ministry, baptised 1000's in homes, even on Mount Snowdon + in a circus ring, conducted a wedding underwater, published ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did the first gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers for defamation, co-consecrated the first women bishops for England. Wales and Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass to sex workers, posted it too, was elected Archbishop, arrested for taking his kids onto a roof, not charged - they were harnessed, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, conducted the wedding of the star Jade Goody, was invited to Downing Street, published 'That Old Devil Called God Again'.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

THE SNOW MOON

Oh beauty....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/snow-moon-photos_us_56cc769ae4b041136f184c27?ir=Good+News&section=us_good-news&utm_hp_ref=good-news

NORMA WITH CANCER HITS THE ROAD AT 90

Don't be allured by the medical world into losing the last years, months, weeks and days of your life being poisoned with drugs and tormented by Morphine's dreadful side effects - die living!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/they-wanted-her-to-undergo-cancer-treatment-but-90-year-old-hits-the-road-instead/

Daily Bread

“Sorrow looks back; Fear looks forward; Faith looks up.” – Irish proverb

HOLDING YOUR CHILD FOR THE FIRST TIME IS BEYOND ALL ELSE

Oh how I remember the utter inexpressible joy I knew when I held each one of my children for the first time and as I gave my utter all in cherishing them....

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/beautiful-moment-new-mum-holds-7415879

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

THE TURN IT AROUND PROJECT

Every situation can be turned around........in time.......somehow.......with hope......and with love.......

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/photos-negative-thoughts-positive_us_56c77022e4b041136f16e1d6?utm_hp_ref=good-news

JAMES AND MAHE

The friendship that goes beyond words...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1536/Boy-s-Loyal-Dog-Refused-To-Let-Him-Go-Into-Surgery-Alone

DR SETH AMMERMAN

Making health care accessible....

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/health-van-delivers-medical-care-to-homeless-teens/

Daily Bread

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive-to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
Henry David Thoreau

Monday, February 22, 2016

VIRUNGA

Watch the film too - its inspiring, challenging, beautiful and humbling.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/congo-mountain-gorilla-rangers_us_56c60b06e4b0b40245c9601a?ir=Good+News&section=us_good-news&utm_hp_ref=good-news

Daily Bread

“It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles H. Spurgeon

“Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.” – Henry Ford

Sunday, February 21, 2016

£2702 - RAISED FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN

Our biggest year yet, raised from our Christmas lights.

EMILY DUFFY

Using your intelligence and ingenuity to help those in peril ......

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/emily-duffy-sleeping-bag-homeless_us_56c5ef13e4b0c3c55053f958?utm_hp_ref=good-news

TAKING EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO CARE

That extra thoughtfulness that transforms the world...........

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/after-rescuing-him-from-cardiac-emergency-medics-return-to-finish-shoveling/

Daily Bread

“It is in your own power to maintain the beauty of your soul, or to be a decent human being.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

Friday, February 19, 2016

TOSHIYUKI KUROKI AND HIS FLOWERS OF LOVE

When bringing flowers home for your spouse takes on a whole new meaning....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/husband-plants-flowers-for-blind-wife-japan-shintomi-town-moss-phlox-mr-and-mrs-kuroki_us_56c49d3fe4b0c3c550534613?40u23xr&utm_hp_ref=good-news

Daily Bread

“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun."
― Marcus AureliusThe Emperor's Handbook Publisher: Scribner

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver

Thursday, February 18, 2016

DIAGRAM OF THE HEART

Love always finds a way -

http://www.buzzfeed.com/katebubacz/meet-the-women-behind-nigerias-most-subversive-novellas#.bc2nb6DQw

THE WHITE HELMETS

"When I want to save someone’s life I don’t care if he’s an enemy or a friend. What concerns me is the soul that might die"
- ABED, THE WHITE HELMETS

https://www.whitehelmets.org/

KILIS LEADS THE WAY

Love in action...

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/one-turkish-town-has-done-so-much-for-syrian-refugees-its-up-for-the-nobel-peace-prize/

KATHLEEN TARZWELL - BRAEDEN AND A RAY OF SUNSHINE LOVE

It's up to each of us to take the initiative to make the difference in other's lives....

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/mum-young-boy-autism-forever-7355833

Daily Bread

“How ridiculous and unrealistic is the person who is astonished at anything that happens in life.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that people can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.” – William James, American philosopher and psychologist

Monday, February 15, 2016

AI-WEIWEI - THE ART OF SUFFERING


http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/ai-weiwei-berlin-concert-hall-refugee-work#.sjzVa9lom

LOTTIE AND MARLEY

Again and again I find that those without are those with so much.......

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/homeless-woman-dog-burglary-foiled_us_56c07a66e4b0c3c55051bb5f?utm_hp_ref=good-news

Daily Bread

“Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

Friday, February 12, 2016

IT ONLY TAKES A GESTURE OF LOVE

The healing hands of compassion...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-holds-train-passengers-hand_us_56bb5cbbe4b08ffac1236598?4obt9&utm_hp_ref=good-news

E'LAYAH FAITH PERGUES - AN 8 OZ MIRACLE

The tiniest treasure..

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1521/Miracle-Baby-Born-Weighing-Just-Over-Half-A-Pound-Is-Finally-Going-Home

TSAI ING-WEN - WOMEN EMERGE TO OFFER A NEW DAWN

In a "Man's World", the chance for something new....

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/taiwans-first-woman-president-becomes-most-powerful-woman-in-chinese-speaking-world/

Daily Bread

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. --John F. Kennedy

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Jean Jacques Rousseau



“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light can’t come in.” – Alan Alda; actor, director

Thursday, February 11, 2016

LANCE NAIK HANAMANTHAPPA - BURIED ALIVE AND RESCUED

Never give up hoping......

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1515/WATCH-Soldier-Found-Alive-Under-25-Feet-Of-Snow-Six-Days-After-Avalanche

Daily Bread

“Whatever anyone does or says, I must be emerald and keep my colour.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“The only people with whom you should try to get even with, are those who have helped you.”  – John E. Southard

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MUSLIMS - YOU FIT IN

"If you're ever wondering whether you fit in here, let me say it as clear as I can, as president of the United States: You fit in here, right here. You're right where you belong -- you're part of America, too," he said. "You are not Muslim or American. You are Muslim AND American."  President Obama

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-to-young-muslims-in-historic-trip-to-us-mosque-you-fit-in-right-here_us_56b37183e4b01d80b2454529?cps=gravity_2082_-539753297293230200

BETTY MORRELL FINDS HER MUM AFTER AN 82 YEAR SEARCH!

A 13 year old's baby taken by the state, is returned 82 years later...

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/82-year-old-woman-finally-finds-long-lost-96-yo-birth-mother-watch/

Daily Bread

“Don't go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

ARTHUR RENOWITZKY - WHEN HELP COMES JUST OUT OF THE BLUE...

Miracles are just a choice away...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1513/This-Man-Made-The-Craziest-Decision-Of-His-Life-To-Help-A-Complete-Stranger

DARSHAN CHANDAN - AND HOW A COMPLAINT TRANSFORMED INTO LOVE

Take the grains of opportunity and make bread to feed a hungry world....

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1215/how-a-disappointing-restaurant-experience-turned-into-an-effort-that-now-feeds-1200-kids-meryl-garcia/

Daily Bread

“When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will realize that there is no need to be racked with anxiety that they should hold any particular opinion about you.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

Monday, February 08, 2016

NOELA RUKUNDO - HOW TO ATTEND YOUR OWN FUNERAL....ALIVE!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/nicolasmedinamora/woman-shows-up-to-her-own-funeral-after-boyfriends-hitmen-re#.ht16Vn09w

ZEJD CORALIC GIVES THE CHANCE TO LOVE

When we choose to love, to go the extra mile, all life is enhanced and all are blessed...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1512/First-Graders-Learn-Sign-Language-To-Communicate-With-Their-Deaf-Classmate

WAGING LIFE IN A WAR ZONE

What one person's imaginative initiative can achieve....

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7002

Daily Bread

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

Friday, February 05, 2016

TUCKING UP THE WORLD SAFE AND SOUND WITH LOVE

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/worlds-largest-crocheted-blanket-to-warm-thousands-of-the-sick-and-poor/

OH WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH, LIFE AND LOVE

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3427358/Blood-sweat-tears-Poignant-pictures-capture-women-childbirth-joyous-moments-bonding-newborn-babies.html

IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD

"Nothing should hinder anyone from reaching their goals — not race, religion or gender.”

http://www.teamusa.org/News/2016/February/02/Fencer-Ibtihaj-Muhammad-Qualifies-For-Olympics-Will-Become-First-US-Athlete-To-Compete-In-A-Hijab


CHANTELLE DIABATE

When motivated by love, people can do remarkable things in their everyday choices.

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1506/Inspiring-Nurse-Walks-2-Miles-In-Snow-During-Blizzard-To-Care-For-Patients-At-Nursing-Home

HEATHER CLARK - WHEN YOUR DEAD SON'S HEART BEATS AGAIN

In the turmoil and tumult of grief, a mother acts with exemplary love...

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/thats-your-baby-years-after-organ-donation-mother-hears-sons-heartbeat-again/

Daily Bread

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

MARIUSZ KEDZIERSKI

Those who suffer....who face the greatest challenges.....have the most to give.....

“Fight for your dreams and live your own, great life.  Don’t waste your time, because it’s priceless.”

THE LOVE OF MUSLIMS FOR THEIR NEIGHBOURS

Hearts that beat with the love that heals the world.

https://www.facebook.com/BBCAsianNetwork/videos/10156537788810381/?fref=nf

THE HAND OF GOD

They have called this the 'Hand of God' ...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1504/-The-Hand-Of-God-Stunning-Cloud-Formation-Appears-Over-Portugal

When in fact these are...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/41/ee/95/41ee95ec3c404cc2aba7d610e94df641.jpg


THE GREENSBORO FOUR

The individual, seemingly small choices, that have changed the course of history.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/4-college-kids-changed-history-by-sitting-down-2016/

Daily Bread

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations