Category Archives: forgiveness

Consequences

Bringing up kids these days is just NOT EASY! You can’t tell them they are naughty, else they’ll have a self-image of a naughty person, and naughty people do more naughty things. Mmmmm. What you have to do is show … Continue reading

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Demonstration models

When I was at college, one guy in my French group, who had spent years in France and spoke the language far better than me, took great delight in our conversation tutorials in interrogating and challenging my faith stance, with … Continue reading

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Wriggle room

I had a lad in my class who was always up to mischief, but he would deny it flatly – he hadn’t done it and that was all there was to it. I got wise to him, and would ask him, … Continue reading

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Wearing the blame

As I see it, the world is roughly divided into two camps when something goes wrong: those that blame everyone else, and those who blame themselves. Of course neither are right. Sometimes it’s you, sometimes it’s me and sometimes it’s … Continue reading

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Freely forgiven

Last week my two young grandsons went to stay with their aunty for a few days up north. She’d put some money away for them to buy themselves a toy each. They both wanted nerf guns (they shoot out foam … Continue reading

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Surprise! You can do it!

Barry, a college friend of ours, was invited to speak at his old school Christian Union. The school staff were agog! Was this the same guy they had expelled for horrendous behaviour just a year or two earlier? They just couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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So proud of you!

One school assembly I was called upon to do happened to be the baptism of Jesus. Hmmm. Remember I was a teacher of kids with severe learning difficulties. How to make that relevant to them? I found a baby doll, … Continue reading

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