Monthly Archives: June 2015

Being responsible

Disaster! I’ve got water coming up between the laminate blocks in the kitchen. It’s drizzling upwards! It turns out that when my new washing machine was fitted a couple of weeks ago, there was a problem in the pipework which … Continue reading

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Averting damage

Our kids had reached the stage where we felt it was safe to leave them in the house alone for a short time. We’d not long moved into a rented house on the outskirts of town and had gone over to a … Continue reading

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Dealing with damage

The plumber came to mend the central heating timer today. He told me he’d been on a speed awareness course, having been caught doing a few miles per hour over the 30 limit. One thing that impacted him was the … Continue reading

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The place of refuge

We hear the stories over and again on the news. Gang fights – one gang member gets killed, so the gang feels obliged to avenge his/her death by taking out someone from the opposing gang, and the story goes on. … Continue reading

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Slaves no longer

The thing that made me absolutely determined to cast my vote in our recent general election, was the thought of all that the suffragettes endured to win it for me. My rights came at a huge cost. I have no … Continue reading

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Coming home

I am not squeamish about much, but I can’t quite come to terms with the idea of poking things through your ears; so while I really like the look of earrings, I’ve never fancied having mine pierced. So the verses of Exodus 21:1-6 … Continue reading

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The altar

I have to admit it. I like playing life ‘safe’. Nice home, small but secure pension from a public sector job, a tidy lifestyle without too many complications… Not the sort of person who acts on impulse, or lives life from … Continue reading

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