Category Archives: prayer

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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The fine line

My kids were given the most beautiful kite – it was painted silk stretched across a fine wooden frame in the 3D shape of a bird, almost real looking. And it flew spectacularly well. We had it out several times, and that … Continue reading

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Time out

I must confess to feeling a tinge jealous when I see the glorious holiday photos my Facebook friends have posted; we haven’t been able to get away for quite a while now. But I never was a sit-around-the-pool sort of … Continue reading

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Overcoming corruption

A friend needed to visit an African country fairly urgently, so I went with her to the high commission, quite a distance away, to obtain her visa. It was a long queue, and when she finally got to the attendant, she … Continue reading

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