Author Archives: widemargin

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.

When is a leader not a leader?

I’d been sent to take a message into another class. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I attended a fairly prestigious girls grammar school and this was late ’60’s. This didn’t happen here! The Latin teacher was doing his stuff at … Continue reading

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A sound worse than war

As I turned the key in the lock, a foreign sound told me something was wrong. The smell of wetness and dust and plaster assailed me as I walked in, moments before the sight of streams of water pouring through a buckling … Continue reading

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The right choice

Here’s the choice. You can be top dog, your family can become the greatest nation on earth and all your current problems can be whisked away instantly. OR you can wear yourself out trying to get a huge group of … Continue reading

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Wait and hope

We’ve had a disappointment recently in our house. My husband has been preparing for major surgery for nearly a year – we’d hoped that it would make a tremendous difference to his condition, and our lifestyle. But it turns out … Continue reading

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He gives his word

In the old days, not so long ago, when the preacher gave out a bible reference, there would be this rusting of paper around the room. Now, instead of hunting for the bible page,  many of us reach for our … Continue reading

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Seriously Sabbath

Sundays could be a bit boring when I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s. You weren’t allowed to play out. It wasn’t that my parents forbade me, but if you went out, there wasn’t another kid in sight, and … Continue reading

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The gifts

I’m a carer. Pretty much 24/7. Not how I envisioned spending my early retirement years, but there it is. And it’s probably one of the toughest jobs I’ve done. What amazes me about it, though, is how my capabilities and … Continue reading

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