Category Archives: Biblical

Whatever this life brings – Psalm 31

I’ve listened to plenty of prosperity teachers, and they have some good points. God’s Kingdom is undeniably limitless in resources. But for those who are struggling through life: the sick, weak, disabled, disadvantaged… prosperity theology can make them feel failures … Continue reading

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Big enough

Every now and again I find myself going through a ‘grumble phase’ where just about everything gets to me. One of the things that penetrate my calm is stuff being lost. I seem to spend half my life hunting for … Continue reading

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Look around, not back

It was the last morning of an exhausting 5 day Ofsted inspection. I’d had lessons observed virtually all week – far more than my fair share, even though they’d all been successful. As usual on a Friday morning, I was … Continue reading

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Time to go

“Don’t panic!” You’ll no doubt remember the clip from the Dad’s Army series, where Jonesy is informed that an unexploded bomb has been found. Instead of thinking clearly and fetching help, he dances round telling the empty room not to … Continue reading

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More than a nudge

To be brutally honest, I DID NOT WANT to do it. The idea of moving my three happy, settled, teenagers out of a home we all loved, away from everyone they knew, and out of schools they were doing well in, … Continue reading

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Re-routed but not dis-appointed

A few days ago, my husband had a dentist appointment in the next town. The usual route takes us over a busy railway bridge. However, some huge roadworks had shut the road, so we were diverted. The whole area was just … Continue reading

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Dream of the future

Which team do you support? Is it the local team, or the one that plays the best, or wins the most? You may remember Norman Tebbit controversially used the phrase ‘the cricket test’ to judge whether people from a non-indigenous background … Continue reading

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