Alison's Meditations and Reflections

Alison works on promoting low carbon technologies and gives input on disablity issues, counselling people with a particularly difficult hidden disability, through the internet in the USA and UK. Her separate website on handling ME is

  • A meditation on Revd Dr John Stott's injunction to be different from the world. How are we to put this into practice today?
  • She has published here (available for sale) a modernised version of Priscilla Maurice's powerful book: "Sickness: Its Trials and Blessings". Read it free online at this link.
  • See here for key messages from Priscilla Maurice on how to view chronic illness

Her blog is "AnnisBetweenWorlds". She researches the English Renaissance, the Reformation and the Italian influence in England and on English thought and art, during the period 1550 -1620. She has a particular interest in poetess, Mary Sidney, who paraphrased the Psalms and wrote the first blank verse drama in English (before Shakespeare).

(The most recent article first)

  1. Second Celtic adventure - Cornwall July 2012
  2. First Celtic adventure - the Beauty of North Wales, art and Rev R S Thomas 2012
  3. Royal Palaces of Henry VIII - page of links
  4. A meditation on Revd John Stott's injunction to be different from the world - but how are we to put that into practice today?
  5. History of South Frith and High Brooms in Kent, UK
  6. Mary Sidney Psalm 44 rendered by Alison in modern spelling
  7. Mary Sidneys Psalm 46 rendered by Alison in modern spelling
  8. Mary Sidney's Psalm 63 rendered by Alison in modern spelling
  9. Mary Sidney Psalm 81 rendered by Alison in modern spelling
  10. **Mary Sidney's Psalm 78** rendered by Alison with modern spelling
  11. Mary Sidney's Christian poem, "The Doleful Lay of Clorinda" rendered by Alison, in modern English
  12. How to seek Guidance from God (AJB)
  13. Countering our Mega Fears (AJB)
  14. A Global deception? (AJB)
  15. Reasons to believe in the authenticity and authority of the Bible (AJB with suggestions from PC December 222007)
  16. Soaring levels of divorce and what Christians should know about global warming" (AJB December 2007)
  17. Review of Rupert Gould's highly acclaimed production of Macbeth: keeping the balance of good and evil (AJB December 2007)
  18. What "added dimension" can the Christian faith add to music? - looking at one musician's life with unique recordings and free sheet music - (AJB 1/11/0'7).
  19. "Measure for Measure" - how Shakespeare saw the problem of Christian judgmentalism (AJB 14/10/07)
  20. Where is God in Trouble? (AJB 20/8/07)
  21. Bible Texts on Suffering and its purposes (in progress) (AJB 1/9/2007)
  22. What is Wrong with Modern Women? The Problem for 21st Century Women (AJB 22/7/2007)
  23. What can Christians make of the tragic story of Diana, Princess of Wales? (AJB, 2/7/07)
  24. Sir Philip Sidney's enduring words on Christian marriage(AJB Feb 2009)
  25. John Donne Poem on The Sideneian Psalms (AJB 3/7/07)
  26. Book Review - "The Living Church" by John Stott (AJB 1/7/07)
  27. An Appreciation of John Stott (AJB 28/7/07)
  28. Facts, Opinions or Manipulation? How to judge wisely
  29. "A Stronger Community" as the way forward
  30. Hubble and the Greatest thing in the Universe (AJB 6/5/07)
  31. Reply to an Oxford Academic: extreme religious fundamentalism and atheist fundamentalism (AJB 2/5/2007).
  32. How to become a "carbon neutral" consumer in three easy steps (AJB 21/4/07)
  33. Psychiatry - a pseudo-science? Its uses and abuses (AJB 15/4/07)
  34. Managing Stress Biblically (AJB 14/4/07)
  35. Kierkegaard's Concept of Immaturity (AJB 30/3/07)
  36. Women, the Bible and self-esteem (AJB 21/3/07)
  37. British TV and the Human Mind (AJB 14/3/07)
  38. The House Beautiful from Pilgrim's Progress: Mary Sidney's Italianate House (AJB 31/1/07)
  39. Where are the scientist-theologians in an age of global warming? (AJB 28/1/2007)
  40. Psychiatry - Pseudo-Science and Power (AJB)
  41. Managing Stress Better (AJB)