Category Archives: life and death

The mystery of the exploding pencil…

We were on our way back to the classroom from assembly; I was helping one of our less mobile students down the stairs, when there was an almighty bang, followed by an acrid smell of burning. Some of our more … Continue reading

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When disaster strikes

Age 11, she was the star of the school nativity singing, with her amazing voice, the song “All because of Him.” Then a few weeks later, her parents had the phone call all parents dread – she’d run in front … 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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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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Fighting for what is your own

Some friends of ours had to relocate for a few years to another town, so they rented out their house, and rented one to live in, in the new town. All went well for a while, then their tenants stopped … Continue reading

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The destination

Not long after the fall of the ‘Iron Curtain’, we drove across to the Czech republic. We were driving along a country road, following the signpost to the town we were going to.  We drove mile after mile, and realised it was … Continue reading

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A life well lived

My mum came to visit me today, with my sister. In our family, we are really proud of her. I think I’ve mentioned her autobiography before, and she’s still out and about, doing her voluntary work, popping in to visit … Continue reading

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