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This is it – my last post on the blog.

On this day a year ago I was told I had breast cancer. Today I begin a new year – my journey beyond breast cancer.

Thank you for walking this path with me. I will miss our cyber-friendship. Please keep in touch.

My blog stays open. You can leave comments and contact me through it.

To those who join the breast cancer path after me and find this blog, I offer my warmest good wishes.

I close with the words and music that have filled my head and my home for the past week – the focus of my hope and my future . . .

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King of Kings, Majesty

God of Heaven, living in me

Gentle Saviour, closest friend

Strong deliverer, beginning and end

All within me falls at your throne

Your Majesty I can but bow, I lay my all before you now

In royal robes I don’t deserve, I live to serve your majesty.


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'Angel Playing a Flageolet' by Edward Burne-Jones. National Museum, Liverpool

What if angels really do exist?

The bible mentions angels more than 250 times and in 34 of the 66 books. Some appear as individuals and some in groups; in human form or as heavenly beings. They proclaim good news, protect against harm, and they appear as a heavenly host praising God.

And what if angels really do exist today?

Author Hope Price gathered the stories of ‘many hundreds of obviously sane down to earth people, who described their experiences with a mixture of awe and reticence. In almost all cases, the conviction that they have encountered angels is absolute.’ The angels appear as individuals or in groups; in human form or as heavenly beings. They proclaim good news, protect from harm, and appear as a heavenly host praising God.

So, what if this is a pattern? What if angels are beings that reach out from heaven to earth.  They were active in biblical times and are active today. We recognise what they are. We can see them, touch them and hear them.

Going back to the metaphor from psalm 1, I explore the space around me and am curious to hear and see what might be there. Can I imagine what the angels, archangels and all the community of heaven might sound like?

As I reflect, I receive a gift  from a friend – the music I need. He does not know I am looking for it.

Lux Aurumque – Light and Gold. 4 minutes and 9 seconds.

But we are busy and our focus is on the here and now.  The average visit to a blog lasts 96 seconds. 4 minutes and 9 seconds is too long.

And it is the same with prayer.  We struggle against wandering thoughts and a short attention span.

What would happen if we could open our awareness to spiritual things?

Words cannot describe a spiritual experience. We have to do it.  In Lux Aurumque we can see and hear and feel richness, height, depth, challenge, surprise, joy and pain.

You can listen as a curious observer, or you can close your eyes and commit 4 minutes and 9 seconds as a curious participant. What if there are angels and archangels and a community of heaven saying

Amen!

Praise and glory

and wisdom and thanks and honour

and power and strength

be to our God for ever and ever.

When you have time you can listen to Lux Aurumque by clicking here.

And you might find that you wish it lasted longer . . .

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