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, June 29, 2016

Daily Bread

Every person sees what they carry in their heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

LIFE ABUNDANT






ME PREPARING TO PARAGLIDE


AMAZING MOMENTS


HAPPY CELEBRATION GAMES


BROTHERLY LOVE


THE LOVE THAT MAKES A NANNY HAPPY



MY KIND LADS CARING FOR MY MUM


THE JOY OF SWIMMING IN FRESH MOUNTAIN WATER


MY FINE 15 YR OLD SON


MY FINE 14 YR OLD SON


HANGING OUT WITH THE LADS!

Over a non-alcoholic shandy!!


TOGETHER ADVENTURING WITH MY BOYS


MY ANGEL GABRIEL


WE LOVE AND ARE GRATEFUL FOR MIGRANTS

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/migrants-at-work-saving-people-s-lives-wc78tzsgr

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

GARRET LOWRY - AN 11 YEAR OLD WITH A HEAD FOR LOVING

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/boy-knits-hats-for-kids-with-cancer-to-let-them-know-someone-cares_us_576d6b64e4b017b379f5d0f0?zodouyhkci7xas8aor&utm_hp_ref=good-news

Monday, June 27, 2016

THE POPE SAYS CHURCH MUST SAY SORRY TO GAYS

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/pope-francis-says-church-must-say-its-sorry-to-gays-and-othe?utm_term=.dpve0EO71#.jfmA2bZx1

GHIAS ALJUNDI - THE REFUGEE WHOSE LIFE IS A THANK YOU

https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosebuchanan/a-humanitarian-worker-met-his-three-year-old-niece-for-the-f?utm_term=.jg2xXmN4n#.rnL9eQ3nV

OLYMPIC GOLD FOR MARIA DA PENHA MACENA

https://www.positive.news/2016/society/21603/keeping-pace-rio-residents-fighting-keep-communities/


A RESTAURANT FOR THE HOMELESS

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/this-kansas-city-community-kitchen-inspires-with-its-menu-and-service/

Daily Bread

Purposefulness and connectedness bring joy even amidst death, chaos, fear and loss
Rebecca Solnit

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

GABI SHULL - AN INSPIRATION

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3653215/Schoolgirl-leg-amputated-knee-foot-attached-stump-suffering-rare-bone-cancer-defies-odds-competitive-ballet-dancer.html

OUR MUSLIM FRIENDS HELP KEEP THE WORLD SAFE

http://www.care2.com/causes/do-muslims-report-terror-threats-yes-experts-say.html

KISSES FROM NATURE FOR ORLANDO VICTIMS

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/rainbow-49-birds-appear-orlando-shooting-victims-candlelight-vigil-stunned/

Daily Bread

“Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.” – Napoleon Hill

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Dale Carnegie

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

THANKS TO BEN


Monday, June 20, 2016

THE BODY OF CHRIST.....

"Bosnia-Herzegovina, with its Muslims, Catholics, Orthodox and Jews, is one body, one heart."

https://www.positive.news/2016/society/peace/21578/historic-bosnian-mosque-reopens-under-banner-reconciliation/

Daily Bread

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
Chinese Proverb

Sunday, June 19, 2016

FATHER'S DAY BLISS


Father's Day bliss
Treasure hunt arranged for Dad
Love words pirouetting on cards
Arm kisses soft as dandelion down
Warm hands, woven from dreams
Safe, enfolded
Skipping on cobbled streets
Tiny jewelled moments
Floor sprawled in silly games
Faces, wide with happy abandon
Under the waterfall
Love's haven
This sweet good place
Star moss couched 
Where a little day 
Touches the eternal 









Saturday, June 18, 2016

FLUFFY!

MY CHERISHED

MY YOUNG SON FLYING HIGH

MY LOVE MY LIFE

HUMANGELS

teenager embraces 
this haven, their world
9 year old emoji's art care
small hands at a large heart's bidding
armaments fall limp before pool eyes 
sparkling with mischief
partying to a music heard alone by the true
rainbow ribbons tug the shining close
irridescent world - alive with light

MY TREASURED FAMILY

A home pulsing with love, boy energy and life. Football percussion, trampoline somersaults, splash frenzy, a taste of heaven, sweet, unparalleled.
Innocent ease, mirth trills and rose scent. Oasis, openings, opulent joy. Irreplaceable, the elixir of life, gifted days. 
The dance of goodness.

Thank you

Friday, June 17, 2016

THERE WILL COME A TIME......

And there will come a time, when truth will drip from the trees, the innocent will bathe in honey streams, trampled grapes will wine wash and the good will dance in butterfly plenty. 
Even now sweet hearts cradle, child nightingales regale the night and the summer air is laden with elderflower promises.
Cottonwood clouds, uncontainable, seed revelation and renewal. 
The living world rejoices. 
Soaring upon love's palm, gentleness and the profound knowledge.

Thank you 

TWO MINUTES ABOUT SARDINES

http://cultivatingthought.com/author/fue-xiong/

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/chipotle-donates-100000-medical-bills-national-guardsmans-powerful-essay-hunger/

Daily Bread

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

IN SEARCH OF LOVE

https://www.positive.news/2016/perspective/21540/doing-time-how-all-be-freed-personal-prisons/

THE GOOD HEART OF DANA LEE CALABRESE

Be an angel today for someone.....

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/after-homeless-man-collapsed-in-street-she-kept-his-cart-safe/

KINDNESS IN THE MIDST OF CONFLICT

Breathtaking...

http://www.dailygood.org/story/856/35-images-of-kindness-found-within-conflict-posted-on-february-13-2014-by-kindness-blog/

Daily Bread

Find a seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.
Shigenori Kameoka

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Maya Angelou

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.
John Milton


We must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. --Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

THE RAINBOW WORLD

Hate, terror, insanity, repression, selfishness, violence, intolerance and fanaticism cannot prevent our rainbow world from dancing with colour, love, hope, life, joy, solidarity, justice, truth, peace and beauty.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/orlando-buildings-lit-for-orlando-shooting_us_575eaccee4b0e39a28ae0f87?ir=Good+News&section=us_good-news&utm_hp_ref=good-news

Daily Bread

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that in itself is a choice.
William James

Monday, June 13, 2016

RAMADAN TENT FEEDS THE 5000


https://www.buzzfeed.com/aishagani/free-food-ramadan-tent?utm_term=.xxn47BMJK#.msodB2ZR8

FAMILY LOVE

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/parents-adorably-recreate-photo-with-sextuplets-six-years-later_us_575aea23e4b00f97fba8234a?ir=Good+News&section=us_good-news&utm_hp_ref=good-news

MUSLIMS UNITE IN LOVE OVER PULSE ATROCITY

https://www.launchgood.com/project/muslims_united_for_victims_of_pulse_shooting

MUSLIMS BUILD CHURCH

Building peace....

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/muslim-farmers-build-church-christian-neighbors-pakistan/

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

I LOVE TEACHERS LIKE SHAREE CASTLEBURY

They teach life

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1665/This-Teacher-Wore-An-Odd-Dress-On-The-Last-Day-Of-School-Check-Out-What-s-On-It-

VSO - A GREAT WAY TO LOVE

http://www.vsointernational.org/volunteer/bethevolunteer?utm_source=rocketfuel&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=bethevolunteer

Daily Bread

It always seems impossible until it's done.
Nelson Mandela

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
Unknown

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Daily Bread

It is only curiosity that knows no boundaries which can be effective against fear.
Theodore Zeldin

Monday, June 06, 2016

A STEP AHEAD PROSTHETICS

Emma's moving and telling reaction

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/girl-overflows-with-joy-at-surprise-to-match-prosthetic-leg/

Daily Bread

My home is not a place, it is people.
Lois McMaster Bujold

The one who wants to do good knocks on the door The one who loves finds the door open

Tagore