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Thursday 8 June 2017 – my chain fell off!

Thursday 8 June 2017 – my chain fell off!
June 8, 2017 Anne Browse

I have written before about how much I value our house group meetings each Wednesday evening. Last night six of us met in John and Margaret’s home. The doorbell rang each time another person arrived.

Pauline was slightly late. She had cycled. As Margaret answered the door to let her in we heard the plaintive cry “My chain fell off!” Those of you who know your Charles Wesley hymns will not be surprised to hear that we all burst into song and completed the verse of ‘And can it be?’

We eventually stopped singing and laughing and Margaret helped to remove Pauline’s cycle helmet and to provide washing up liquid to deal with her oily hands! I could not resist a photo – with permission – for the blog!

We then settled to cups of tea, to sharing a little of how our day and our week had been and to praying for each other, our community and the world. We struggled with the events of London Bridge, with the election today, with concerns for people going through hard times. We found last night that our talking and praying lasted for most of the evening and we came away at 9.30, pondering some of the big questions we had touched upon.

I am sure I do not need to remind you to vote today, if you can.