Sunday, 11 July 2021

Guarded Remarks

Last Sunday afternoon, we went for a walk around the ruins of the castle at Castle Acre.

This is an amazing earthwork, and we enjoyed clambering up to the walls, built with Norfolk flint - a castle of some sort has stood here since Roman times [when the Romans were trying to keep Boudicca and her Iceni warriors from causing trouble] It is sited on 'The Peddar's Way' - the ancient Roman route which was later walked by pilgrims to Walsingham.

The Romans would have kept troops here- a garrison - to repel those warriors. I found myself thinking about Paul's words in Philippians chapter 4

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4;6&7

The word guard there is from the Greek word for garrison. That suggests quite a lot of protection. Later Bob was looking for some A3 paper- and tucked inside the large flat packet, there was one of Steph's artworks. She did this [I think] during her A level years. It is a mixed media painting/printing/collage piece, with hands clasped in prayer, and those verses from the epistle on the right, and reflective metallic paint . I found a clip frame and hung it up.

The photograph has not come out too well - so you cannot see the words clearly. But I am so glad to have found it again, I love these verses.


  1. I love that! So beautiful and a good reminder of what we should do when anxious thoughts crowd our minds.

  2. Beautiful artwork! Glad to see you are visiting places and enjoying your retirement. :)

  3. I love that Phillipians text. So beautiful and helpful!


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