Arrived at 3pm and was welcomed by Andrew and Janet who showed me around the Labyrinth, chapel, kitchen and living room. They are gentle loving Christians who walk the talk. I have a double bedroom with small en suite on the ground floor. Janet introduced me to Guiness, a peaceful 13yr old wire-haired dog of Andrew's who accompanies me to the sitting room at the front of the house. Guiness likes to sit on the grey sofa with the tartan cushions. I took the leather sofa and settled down with 2 books, detox your spiritual life in 40 days by Peter Graystone and Henri Nouwen's The Inner Voice. A bell rings for dinner shortly after 6.30pm which is served at a shared table. Roast chicken, broccoli, potatoes and peas with apple pie and ice-cream. In-between meals guests are invited to help themselves to tea/coffee and biscuits. Breakfast is 8am - 9am. Prayers are said in the Chapel at 9.15am and 9.15pm. There are other services too. I came to Emmaus for peace and found it. Most of my time was spent praying sleeping and eating and on Sunday Janet gave me details of Kings church where I attended the Sunday service. This was full of modern praise (with drums) and attended by young families. I retreated to Emmaus House for a cheese sandwich and a chat with Andrew before continuing with my reading and prayer. Thank you for your welcome everyone. I look forward to seeing you again. Nicola
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- Inclusive Christian community offering accommodation for holiday, business/study or retreat. Warm welcome irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, religious tradition. Guests welcome to share in meals; meet others from around the world & local visitors. Near city centre,so easily reached on foot or by bus. Convenient to theatres, cinemas, restaurants, pubs, EICC, universities. Georgian terraced villa. Accommodation: family, double, twin, single - most en-suite. Ground floor room available. Sitting room. Wifi internet. Happy to help with enquiries about the house, this wonderful city, local transport, and other local attractions in Lothian. Our visitor reviews give a very good perspective on staying with us. ... more less
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