Author Archives: cathyhemsley

Good books for lockdown

A friend recently something like this: “I don’t want to read dystopian fiction. I mean, we’re in it!” So here is a list of cheerful fiction instead. These are books I’ve read recently that I have enjoyed, that are encouraging, … Continue reading

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One Year – Still Here

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Originally posted on The Red Wine Box:
On 11th March 2019 I was in St Cross Hospital in Rugby. St Cross is a small but excellent hospital and I’d managed to sleep in the night. I’d just had two nights…

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My Various and Amusing Mistakes: the Benefits of a Proof Reader

We all make mistakes. What has been your most stupid/funny/embarrassing typo?  Have you ever had anything published and then – too late – spotted some terrible mistake? I’ve had my novel proof-read, and it was worth every penny. The proof-reader, … Continue reading

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Phoebe by Paula Gooder

We can barely understand how shocking it would have been for the Roman citizens to see a high-born, rich Roman lady embrace a slave. The new way, Christianity, turned the world upside-down with rumours of a God who dies and … Continue reading

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How should we respond to climate change? – A Christian perspective

Originally posted on Thoughts from a Minimalist Christian:
The earth’s climate has seen dramatic change. Four and a half billion years ago, the earth was formed.  Its atmosphere had massively high levels of carbon dioxide, and there was very little…

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Four things to check in manifesto costings

Originally posted on Thoughts from a Minimalist Christian:
During an election all parties make commitments to do things which cost money.  Voters expect them to put a cost against each item.  Commentators then add up the costs and say that…

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Great Britain? I hope so.

Originally posted on Thoughts from a Minimalist Christian:
Eighty years ago this nation was at a crisis.  Politicians of the day worked together for the good of Britain and Europe.  The monarch was respected and brought hope to the people…

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Father Grigori’s Staff

“You’re doing what?” yelled Jack. Tom moved the phone further away from his ear. “Walking the Camino. You know, the pilgrimage to Santiago. In Spain,” he repeated. “You? You’re not a pilgrim… Tourist, yes. Pilgrim, no. Huh. So that’s what … Continue reading

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Parable Lives

What can I say? It’s been an incredible journey…  So much hard work, so many challenges, so much learning! I’ve needed gallons of persistence and optimism. But here it is, my baby, my book, my collection of short stories! Parable … Continue reading

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Disappointment

As usual, I’ve been on the lookout for good Christian fiction, and picked up several new books recently. They have all been disappointing and I can’t recommend them. Four of them I couldn’t finish, one I skipped most of the … Continue reading

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