Monthly Archives: January 2014

Spot it!

My grandkids love the ‘Where’s Wally?’ books. You’ve probably seen them – the little guy with round spectacles, in a red and white stripy top and bobble hat, who mingles with the crowd, but instantly recognizable once you’ve located him, … Continue reading

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That’s what he’s like

When I was at school, staff were addressed as ‘Mr’ ‘Mrs’ or ‘Miss’ and their surname. It was of amazing value to discover the Christian name of a teacher. Kids would hover in the background if two teachers were talking … Continue reading

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When disaster strikes

Age 11, she was the star of the school nativity singing, with her amazing voice, the song “All because of Him.” Then a few weeks later, her parents had the phone call all parents dread – she’d run in front … Continue reading

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Not the end

Digital TV recorders make life so easy! Remember the old days of videoing when you had to program in the start and end times? I remember one James Bond film we watched. We just got to the exciting bit but the … Continue reading

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Are you free?

How do you motivate teenager? Tell them they absolutely can’t do something. It works with most humans actually. Tell them they can’t, and it spurs them on to rebellion! God’s plan was for Moses to tell Pharaoh that the children … Continue reading

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Why should they?

I remember one Christmas Eve when the kids were teenagers, a group of us from church, including all our family, went carol singing at a local old folks’ home. It was a joy and delight! They were so pleased to have … Continue reading

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Sweet moments

Sudoku does it. Jigsaw puzzles do it. Spider solitaire does it sometimes. And it sometimes happens in real life: maybe when you’re wallpapering a room, making a fancy meal or balancing your finances. They all start out looking fairly easy, then there’s a … Continue reading

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Equal but different

Our three kids are very different people, and when they were growing up, it was impossible to treat them all alike, they just needed different handling. Of course we love them all equally, but ‘equal’ is different from ‘same’. When … Continue reading

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Beware: no rose gardens in sight

My first teaching contract in a special school was running out and I needed a new job. I saw a post in a different sort of special needs and thought I’d apply. It was a primary school for children with … Continue reading

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All I really need

I remember coming home from one camping trip with the family. We’d made a full day of it, and now it was late and very dark. The way home was mostly country roads, and I was puzzled why several cars flashed us as … Continue reading

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