Monthly Archives: August 2013

Freely forgiven

Last week my two young grandsons went to stay with their aunty for a few days up north. She’d put some money away for them to buy themselves a toy each. They both wanted nerf guns (they shoot out foam … Continue reading

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Let go, move on

Three elderly ladies lived across the road from us. Due to their learning disabilities, they had spent most of their lives in an institution, but changes of government policy meant they had now been housed independently in the community. The joy … Continue reading

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Doing the right thing

I loved being a ‘stay at home mum’ when my kids were tiny. My husband earned the money; I spent it. A great arrangement I thought! Ok so there wasn’t that much to spend, but we got by. Then we … Continue reading

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What are you like?

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done in your life? How would you feel if that was what you were most remembered for? Or worse still, if it was something your kids had done? Whilst one of my daughters has … Continue reading

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Fruit on the firing line

The tomatoes are ripening again. And these tiny taste bombs are just as delicious as ever. Only this year so far, there aren’t so many of them. I planted them as usual and they were coming up fine, but then we … Continue reading

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Speaking it out

We were clearing out a few of the books in my husband’s library this morning, and I found inside one of them a piece of paper with typewriting on. It turned out to be a personal prophecy dated April 2001 … Continue reading

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Surprise! You can do it!

Barry, a college friend of ours, was invited to speak at his old school Christian Union. The school staff were agog! Was this the same guy they had expelled for horrendous behaviour just a year or two earlier? They just couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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