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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.

Ultimate security – Psalm 10

I remember sitting in my car, hearing the news of 9/11 and thinking, “The world will never be the same again.” And in many ways it isn’t. It seems to be a much scarier place. I read the news and … Continue reading

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A secret jewel – Psalm 9 part 2

What is the very worst condition a person can ever be in? I think the most wretched of all are those who have no hope. To see no possibility of improvement or purpose ever, seems to me the bleakest of … Continue reading

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The judge who can be trusted – Psalm 9 part 1

Some years back, I had a boss that you had to be very careful with. Prickly and unpredictable, you had to choose your moment wisely and check with her secretary if you really needed to speak with her; and for … Continue reading

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Amazing praise – Psalm 8

Praise is truly wonderful stuff. If we began to realise what an extraordinary tool we have been given we would use it a whole lot more! God has put so much potential into our grasp – given us such a … Continue reading

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Trusting justice – Psalm 7

There is this situation that is really bugging me. It’s not just that it’s not fair, it’s blatantly not fair! And it isn’t as though I haven’t prayed about it. God just seems to want to take his time about … Continue reading

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Hope for the weary – Psalm 6

We all have times of feeling vulnerable, guilty, overstretched, hopeless … It’s part of being human. David was there all those centuries ago. What kept him going, what kept him hoping, was the assurance that at any moment it could … Continue reading

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From tears to trust – Psalm 5

Being a Christian does not inoculate us against difficulties. We still feel pain. We still get frustrated and bothered. The difference is, we have someone to take our worries to, We don’t have to fight our own battles.

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