Category Archives: faith

When fear bites – Psalm 59

In the last post before one Christmas,  a disturbing official letter arrived, which suggested that I had claimed a benefit illegally. There wasn’t a shred of truth in it, but that didn’t make it any less upsetting. I couldn’t get … Continue reading

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What to do with fear – Psalm 56

Fear is natural. We all know about the adrenalin rush – the fight or flight mechanism, that might save our lives if we were being chased by a bear. King David must have experienced it countless times as a shepherd, … Continue reading

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Life matters – Psalm 49

My mum used to say about royalty, the rich and the famous, “They go to the toilet just like everybody else.” And it’s true – they are human. It’s also a fact that one day, every single one of them … Continue reading

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The greatest fortress – Psalm 48

I visited the beautiful medieval  Corvin Castle in Hunedoara in the summer. Much of it has been restored, and work is ongoing. Each room had explanations (fortunately in English as well as Romanian) of which ruler had added on which … Continue reading

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Choose your mood – Psalm 42

There must be something a bit perverse in the human psyche, that makes us enjoy feeling sorry for ourselves. There’s nothing quite like a good ol’ pity party! David had good reason. He was facing exile from his own beloved … Continue reading

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When prayers aren’t answered…yet – Psalm 40

My roses are finally budding again! I’d about given up on getting a second bloom – thinking it was because the summer has been so dry. It shows you – never give up believing the good stuff is coming. That’s what … Continue reading

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Stronger than you think – Psalm 28

Ever find yourself smiling at your little self? I remember being on a bus, and as more and more people were packing in, I exclaimed, “The driver must be so strong to be able to make the bus go with … Continue reading

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