Monthly Archives: May 2013

Gratefully accepting

I’ve just helped myself to a couple of squares of chocolate – mmm – fruit and nut, my favourite! Actually, although I do really enjoy chocolate, I can make a large bar last for months.  Yes, really, months! For the … Continue reading

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Reason to empathize

We used to live in a very deprived area in the north of England. There was one home we visited. It was freezing cold, with water running down inside the walls, and just a rough curtain where a door should have been. … Continue reading

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It’s a blast!

I used to have to travel home from work down a very busy stretch of the M6. One evening, a lorry cut in on me, and righteous indignation blazed. I sounded my horn hard. But then it stuck! So there … Continue reading

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A life laid down

A young couple were thrilled with their new home. They invited the pastor to come round to bless and consecrate it. Together they laid hands on every piece of furniture, offering the whole home up to God for his use. A … Continue reading

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The opportunity

Those who know me well know I’m far from perfect, and today has been a rather grumpy day! Too many broken nights do not make me sweet! Ever wonder why God bothers with you? Judah was chosen by God to … Continue reading

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What’s the rush?

We’d booked the holiday cottage for a week, and were looking forward to spending some time with some friends of ours, who, like us had their first child just a tiny toddler. Our little one got an infection a couple of … Continue reading

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The unexpected

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m the youngest of three girls. Not only that, for the first eight or nine years of my life, I was the youngest cousin; and it looked as though it was going to be … Continue reading

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