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'.

Monday, July 25, 2016

BREAKING STEREOTYPES

http://mvslim.com/lashqar-sisters-mechanic-duo-thats-breaking-sterotypes/

THE COMPASSION OF A CHILD

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1735/This-Little-Girl-Saw-A-Man-Crying-On-The-Street-What-She-Did-Next-Restores-Hope-For-Our-Future

Daily Bread

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
Matsuo Basho

Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.
Myla Kabat-Zinn

We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
Native American Proverb

Sunday, July 24, 2016

OMG!

OMG! The BFG at the IMAX with Gabs and my sweet niece was SCRUMDIDILYUMPTIOUS!!!


Friday, July 22, 2016

JEFF BAUMAN AND CARLOS ARREDONDO - BOMBED INTO FRIENDSHIP

And running the race of life for Gold!


REMARKABLE DOCTORS UNDER SIEGE

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/14/middleeast/syria-aleppo-doctors-under-siege/index.html

EVERY CHAPTER OF THE QURAN STARTS WITH MERCY

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/muslims-flood-streets-condemn-terrorism-70000-clerics-issue-fatwa-isis/

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Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
Jonathan Swift

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Daily Bread

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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Daily Bread

And Jesus said, 'You have eyes--can't you see? '

Daily Bread

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
John Lubbock

Monday, July 18, 2016

WATERPROOF SOUL

waterproof soul

not for sale
only for discovery
via the long and twisted paths
under the deeps
and through caverns jet
granite obstacles
razor wire
storm raged
dangerous alchemies
vapid drafts
there
fragile
beautifully precious as a child's curls
or their soft trusting palm
their big hearted hopes
and wild outlandish dreams
beyond star, even galaxy
the waterproofing
unlikely entrant
surprising companion
transforming agent
cleanse me
monsoon madness
cool my heated
sun baked being
the desert greening
oasis opulence
riveting realism
and now
the seasons, they come, they go
but
protected
tsunami proportions are
droplets
but
to
be 
purified
by 
those who
understand finally the technology of being



THE INEXPRESSIBLE JOY OF FAMILY LIFE

inexpressible joy

the splashings and acrobatics of a child filled garden
trampoline flights
punch bag combats
static hair
girly squeals
cheeky tree climbs
apple falls
family nectar
love's pollen
days of bee glade wonder
rap battles
football roars
gel wax preenings
mates and mads
tuggings and touslings
brother banter
and cousin chatter
that sweet rare quality
happiness
unity
uncorrupted moments
unassailed
unassailable
a simple silly green patch
on the vast enterprise of earth
where chuckling mirth 
and
childhood eyes alight with life
provide
the 
elixir 
of heaven






Daily Bread

If humans clear inner pollution, then they will also cease to create outer pollution.
Eckhart Tolle

...a unique endeavour To bring to bloom the million-petalled flower Of being here.
Philip Larkin

Friday, July 15, 2016

MY PRECIOUS GABRIEL

My precious Gabriel acting as "ze mad professor" for the school's science day!!!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A SMALL HEART OF GOLD

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/boy-crying-french-soccer-fan_us_5783a088e4b01edea78e9291?ir=Good+News&section=us_good-news&utm_hp_ref=good-news

TYLER FUGETT - A BOY THAT CAN SEE BEHIND THE BARS

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/9-yr-old-boy-creates-library-jail-inmates/

Monday, July 11, 2016

ABDUL SATTAR EDHI - "FATHER TERESA" OF PAKISTAN

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/legendary-pakistani-humanitarian-gets-state-funeral/

Daily Bread

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb