Category Archives: prayer

We want justice! – Psalm 58

My family wasn’t wealthy. My mum made all our clothes, and I thought it wasn’t at all fair, that as the 3rd daughter, I had so many hand-me-down clothes. My friend across the road was an only child, and she … Continue reading

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Don’t give up – Psalm 54

When it feels like the ceiling is soaking up your prayers, and you don’t think God’s even listening anymore… DON’T stop praying DO start acting like it’s already happened. That’s what faith is. And that’s the message of Psalm 54. … Continue reading

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A world in need – Psalm 36

When our family was young, we ran and lived above a corner shop, in a not-too-great area. It was hard to take a holiday, but one year we decided to close for a week and go away. In our absence, … Continue reading

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Press in to press on

Moses was not going to put up with second best. He was not going to be fobbed off with some second-rate angel. Leading the people of Israel was a daunting task at best, and he needed God himself up close … Continue reading

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What the butler saw

I remember in the Brownies, playing Kim’s game. About 30 everyday objects were placed on a tray. You got one minute to memorise them before they were covered over, and you had to see how many you could recall. It … Continue reading

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When is a leader not a leader?

I’d been sent to take a message into another class. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I attended a fairly prestigious girls grammar school and this was late ’60’s. This didn’t happen here! The Latin teacher was doing his stuff at … Continue reading

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Consumed

I lifted the lid of the suitcase, and a gentle aroma of wood smoke emanated from it. We’d stayed overnight in a B&B that had been a railway station house, and still used the wood burner for their heating. The smell of … Continue reading

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