Category Archives: blessings

The blessed fleas – Psalm 41

You’ll probably be familiar with the rhyme which reminds us that the bigger we are, the bigger the irritations in life. Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite ’em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so … Continue reading

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Giving for the joy of it

Some friends came to visit us yesterday, bringing with them the gift of a huge bag of runner beans. They grow them in their garden, and had far more than they could ever use. We were delighted, and I’m looking up recipes … Continue reading

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Celebration prepared

It was a very, very special day on Sunday. Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Forty years together is something worth celebrating, and for once, we did it in style. Lovely church service, then buffet lunch for the church, family and friends, … Continue reading

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The altar

I have to admit it. I like playing life ‘safe’. Nice home, small but secure pension from a public sector job, a tidy lifestyle without too many complications… Not the sort of person who acts on impulse, or lives life from … Continue reading

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The Red Herring Club

People come up with all sorts of reasons for not wanting to come close to God. “Religion causes wars,” is a popular one. The fact that most of the 20th Century wars were caused by atheists seems to go unnoticed. … Continue reading

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“Don’t even think it!”

“Don’t even think it!” The phrase was well used by my friend and colleague, whenever she saw ‘that look’ on a student’s face. I can still hear it in her broad Yorkshire accent! But she was right – prevention is … Continue reading

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For the sake of the children

My mum was telling me about some families she knows, whose kids have gone off the rails. “All my kids have grown up to be useful citizens, who do things to help others and not just themselves,” she said. I … Continue reading

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