Monthly Archives: September 2013

The long wait

I was between jobs as they say – my temporary teaching post working with teenagers with severe learning difficulties had finished. I’d really, really enjoyed that job, and was so sad when the term ended and I had to leave. … Continue reading

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Refreshments available

When our kids were younger we often used to go out to a place called Ribchester. It wasn’t far from where we lived, but there was some really good play equipment, playing fields, nice walks around a lovely old church, … Continue reading

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Potential

I love watching my grandchildren. I love that they are all so unique! They interact with adults and each other so differently, and display strengths in different ways. One of them is a budding actor – his play is all about … Continue reading

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But names will never hurt me?

I’m going to tell you something I haven’t made public before. Mmmm that’s got your attention! When I started teacher training college, in my first English Literature lecture, the tutor was going through the list of students, working out who … Continue reading

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Stopping for the one

I don’t watch TV news very often – I tend to keep abreast of what is happening via snippets on the web – a glance at items of importance, just so as I know what is going on, and read a … Continue reading

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Where does the buck rest?

When my husband was in teaching, one of the head teachers he served under had very little discipline over the kids. He taught every class one lesson a week in the first year while they were at their easiest to … Continue reading

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The pressure’s on

I remember watching a video of Richard Wurmbrand as a teenager. Up till then I had no idea what persecution looked like. Utterly shocking. Yet even after watching it, I probably had only the tiniest clue as to the pressures … Continue reading

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Loving the ?enemy?

A word of wisdom! Brothers and sisters can fall out, say all sorts of mean things about each other, but NEVER, NEVER agree with them! They can be vile to each other, but woe betide you if you say anything … Continue reading

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The outcrowd

What is the difference between  pretty wild flowers drenching the countryside with colour, and pesky weeds? Only that the pesky weeds are in my garden! Take dandelions. What a pain they are to get rid of! But actually they are … Continue reading

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Faithful to the end

Some years ago, at a house-group, we were asked to describe a life trauma or ordeal we’d experienced, and discuss how we’d handled it. One gentleman in the group could not think of a single trauma. Life had gone smoothly for him … Continue reading

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