Category Archives: authority

It’s the limit

Our main road has recently changed from a 40 to 30mph speed limit. You can’t imagine the furore it has caused! Life as we knew it came to an end, because it now takes 30 seconds longer to get along … Continue reading

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The fine line

My kids were given the most beautiful kite – it was painted silk stretched across a fine wooden frame in the 3D shape of a bird, almost real looking. And it flew spectacularly well. We had it out several times, and that … Continue reading

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Overcoming corruption

A friend needed to visit an African country fairly urgently, so I went with her to the high commission, quite a distance away, to obtain her visa. It was a long queue, and when she finally got to the attendant, she … 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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Just don’t

Living in harmony is essential to survival. That’s why God gave us laws about how to treat each other. Looking at the last five commandments, in Exodus 20:13-17, each begins, “You shall not…”. Murder, theft, adultery, lies and wanting what … Continue reading

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In the name

You know that moment when you’re hoping the ground will swallow you up with embarrassment? Trevor, the vicar had come to see my husband, and as he was waiting for him to come through, one of the kids (about age … Continue reading

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The Number One

What is the most important thing in your life? Family? Home? Job? Health? Football team? By definition that is your god. Perhaps it was a loaded question, and you would give a different answer if I asked who is your God. … Continue reading

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