Category Archives: Abraham

Pass it on! – Psalm 67

I went to an Orthodox service once. I loved the part towards the end, where the priest held a candle, and with it lit the candles of one or two people at the front of the church. They turned around … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, it’ll be OK

Moving house is one of the biggest triggers for stress. I remember one terrible move we made, where the removals men gave up on the job, we lost the whole bunch of keys, and eventually made the exchange just a few … Continue reading

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I remember you

When you think about someone you know only modestly well, what is the first thing you think about them? Is it their looks, the sound of their voice, or maybe something they have done? What stood out to the writer … Continue reading

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Coming home

I remember the day when the penny dropped. ‘How much is enough?’ was the question I’d been struggling with, in my relationship with God. I was battling with how to ‘do’ my relationship with him. How much time did I have to spend in prayer, … Continue reading

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Because he first loved me

When my kids were little, we didn’t have a lot of money. Often when my mum would come to visit, she’d notice they needed that most expensive of kids’ requirements – new shoes. So off we’d go into town, and they’d … Continue reading

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Knowing him, knowing his presence

We had great fun when I was little, going to Sunday school. I remember there were about a dozen of us, mostly little girls in our class. The teacher was a very kindly lady, and OH! did we give her a … Continue reading

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Digging for victory

We’ve visited lots of old cathedrals and churches. In some you get a real sense of the presence of God, whilst others are little more than mausoleums. You can get a ‘feel’ about whether they are real churches, where God … Continue reading

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The difficulty of duplicity

They say the 11th commandment is “Thou shalt not get caught out”! People who are generally law-abiding, and try to live a good life on the whole usually fall by the wayside on this. They aren’t hardened to the criminal lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Faith for a family

When my kids were little they often asked my mum, “Nan, tell us another story.” She still tells the tales of her childhood, and ours, in a really entertaining way. Now I hear my grandchildren asking the same thing of … Continue reading

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Full of years

I sometimes think of myself a good many years from now (!no comments from my kids!) as a little white haired old lady, sitting in my rocking chair, and pondering back on life. What will I be proud of? And … Continue reading

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