Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sorry

My apologies for the gap in posts. We’ve had some sickness in the household, and the good news is I’ve lost a few pounds running up and down stairs. Thankfully, things are looking up. One aspect of healing we often miss, is … Continue reading

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Between a rock and a hard place

“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you … Continue reading

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“Woe is me!”

I was looking round the toy department in Woolworth’s for a gift for my nephew’s first birthday. My first child was coming up to 2, and from the moment she could walk, had insisted on walking, so she was next to … Continue reading

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Growing pains

One thing I love about the Christian faith is the way God takes bad things and turns them into good things. Joseph had been through a rough time as a betrayed brother, slave and  prisoner, but God had used his … Continue reading

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A testing time

I had a pupil who was not the best behaved. Dear Daniel! He’d get up to all sorts of tricks, and he could lie through the back of his teeth, not a glimmer on his face. He was so good … Continue reading

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The big picture

Corrie Ten Boom told the story of coming face to face with one of her previous concentration prison guards, a cruel man who had hurt and humiliated her and her sister dreadfully. At the end of her preaching, he held out … Continue reading

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Opening old wounds

They stood there, staring at each other in hopeless desperation; their livelihoods were decimated, their children thinner by the day, and always the nagging  worry of when the next harvest might come…if ever… At long last a glimmer of hope … Continue reading

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Who gets the glory?

During this financial crisis, a family that we know was facing difficulty with an application for a state benefit they felt they were entitled to.  Despite much prayer, they were turned down. They appealed and prayed some more. One day, as … Continue reading

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No place like home

My son, who lives in South Wales, was watching the recent big England v Wales rugby match. “Who are you cheering for?” I asked him. Would his country of birth hold his loyalty??? Well, if it did, he obviously didn’t cheer loud … Continue reading

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Getting ready

A little while back, I was helping a friend of mine prepare for an interview for a job she really, really wanted. She’d done loads of preparation in reading up on the required skills, scouring the internet to update her knowledge, collating … Continue reading

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