Category Archives: Joseph

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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The outcrowd

What is the difference between  pretty wild flowers drenching the countryside with colour, and pesky weeds? Only that the pesky weeds are in my garden! Take dandelions. What a pain they are to get rid of! But actually they are … Continue reading

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Faithful to the end

Some years ago, at a house-group, we were asked to describe a life trauma or ordeal we’d experienced, and discuss how we’d handled it. One gentleman in the group could not think of a single trauma. Life had gone smoothly for him … 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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Let go, move on

Three elderly ladies lived across the road from us. Due to their learning disabilities, they had spent most of their lives in an institution, but changes of government policy meant they had now been housed independently in the community. The joy … Continue reading

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What are you like?

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done in your life? How would you feel if that was what you were most remembered for? Or worse still, if it was something your kids had done? Whilst one of my daughters has … Continue reading

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Fruit on the firing line

The tomatoes are ripening again. And these tiny taste bombs are just as delicious as ever. Only this year so far, there aren’t so many of them. I planted them as usual and they were coming up fine, but then we … Continue reading

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