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About widemargin

Retired special needs teacher, now full time carer for a wonderful person with Advanced Parkinson's Disease. 'They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.' So glad I have my Lord Jesus to help me through every day.

The sweetest thing – Psalm 27

If you were to be granted just one wish, what would that be? What is the one thing dearest to your heart, that you just long for? Much of David’s life was dogged by strife of one sort or another … Continue reading

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Living good – Psalm 26

How good are you? How good do you feel? Would you dare to ask anyone to inspect you, and appraise your life style? I too well remember Ofsted inspections in my teaching career, and that awful sinking feeling of being … Continue reading

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A friend for all seasons – Psalm 25

I listened to a radio item on shame the other day. I hadn’t realised that guilt is what I feel about wrong things I’ve done. Shame on the other hand, is how I feel my wrongdoing is being received by … Continue reading

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Why I think I’m big – Psalm 24

How insignificant am I? Using the word ‘my’ is hardly even appropriate, given that everything in the whole world, me included, belongs to God. Nothing is mine my right, but only by gracious gift. I found verse 6 particularly challenging. … Continue reading

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Enjoying life at it’s worst – Psalm 23

I’ve just heard from my grandson, that they are having resilience classes in school. In brief, that’s learning how to cope when things are tough. It’s the kind of stuff good parents teach their kids – they nurture them, supply … Continue reading

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What you don’t know – Psalm 22

Why me God? Why d’you go silent on me when I need you most? I’ve done everything right, this shouldn’t be happening to me. What a total mess. I doubt there are many Christians on the planet who haven’t screamed … Continue reading

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So much to gain, so much more to lose – Psalm 21

It’s really not a hard choice. On the one side, so many blessings you could list them forever; on the other side…well let’s not go there, you really don’t want to go there, trust me. Choosing to belong to God’s … Continue reading

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