Nell Goddard

musings of a clergy child

13 Mar
2014

Home Truths

I feel as if I should begin this particular piece with a personal note, because there are many who read this blog who do not know me or my family.

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07 Mar
2014

Female Fortress

There's a castle near to where I live. It's absolutely beautiful.

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06 Feb
2014

Time to Talk

Can I tell you a secret? There's something about me that you probably don't know.

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29 Jan
2014

Not mine, but Yours

My anxieties My chains My questions My anger My confusion My sin My burdens Not mine, but Yours.

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21 Jan
2014

Battling

It is dark. A heavy dark. A dark that presses in on you and makes it hard to breathe. A dark that surrounds and engulfs and makes you forget that anything good ever existed. A dark that terrifies, and blinds. A seemingly unending darkness that changes words and thoughts and…

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29 Dec
2013

Confessions

When I tell you I'm a Christian I'm not telling you I'm perfect I'm not implying that I'm better than you. I'm saying, pure and simple, that I'm broken. Angry. Failure. Confused. Frail. Lost. Controlling. Guarded. Chained. Anxious. Sad. Stumbling. Insecure. Dirty. Fearful. Unsure. Desolate. Ashamed. Unworthy. Defeated. Undeserving. A sinner.

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21 Dec
2013

Advent by Numbers

Okay, I lied. I don't have the time, energy or resources to give you the whole of Advent-by-numbers, so here's a sample of an Advent Week in a vicarage...

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17 Dec
2013

Tip #38 - Choose your plastic bags carefully

You can tell a lot about a person from their choice of plastic bag. Whether they prefer Tesco or Sainsbury's, if they shop at Waterstones or Blackwells, or, really, if they re-use their plastic bags at all. You see, re-using plastic bags is a brilliant thing to do, and, most…

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21 Nov
2013

Dear Extroverts...

My dear extroverted friends,

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11 Nov
2013

Dangerous Comfort

When I think of being comfortable, I think of being curled up on the sofa in my slippers with a large mug of hot chocolate.

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Nell Goddard
ME

Hi, I’m Nell. Alianore, if we’re being overly formal (that’s pronounced ‘Eleanor’, by the way). I’m a blogger, author, speaker, and occasional over-thinker. An introvert who likes to talk. A theologian, on a good day. A Christian, a storyteller, and a friend.