Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Red Herring Club

People come up with all sorts of reasons for not wanting to come close to God. “Religion causes wars,” is a popular one. The fact that most of the 20th Century wars were caused by atheists seems to go unnoticed. … Continue reading

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“Don’t even think it!”

“Don’t even think it!” The phrase was well used by my friend and colleague, whenever she saw ‘that look’ on a student’s face. I can still hear it in her broad Yorkshire accent! But she was right – prevention is … Continue reading

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Just don’t

Living in harmony is essential to survival. That’s why God gave us laws about how to treat each other. Looking at the last five commandments, in Exodus 20:13-17, each begins, “You shall not…”. Murder, theft, adultery, lies and wanting what … Continue reading

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Parents!

My dad used to say, “God gave us our relatives. Thank God we can choose our own friends!” I have to say though, I was very proud to belong to my family this week. My mum was honoured with¬†a Civic … Continue reading

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The best day

I love this time of year, when we get glimpses of what summer feels like, but the flies have not come out in force yet. And then there is the holiday to plan if you can manage one. Feels good!¬†Holidays. … Continue reading

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In the name

You know that moment when you’re hoping the ground will swallow you up with embarrassment? Trevor, the vicar had come to see my husband, and as he was waiting for him to come through, one of the kids (about age … Continue reading

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For the sake of the children

My mum was telling me about some families she knows, whose kids have gone off the rails. “All my kids have grown up to be useful citizens, who do things to help others and not just themselves,” she said. I … Continue reading

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