Category Archives: presence of God

O for a taste! – Psalm 63

I love French bread. And ‘pain au raisin’ – when I stayed in France for a little while, I got TOTALLY hooked on them, and I discovered the best patisseries for them. Now I can only think back and drool! … Continue reading

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The greatest fortress – Psalm 48

I visited the beautiful medieval  Corvin Castle in Hunedoara in the summer. Much of it has been restored, and work is ongoing. Each room had explanations (fortunately in English as well as Romanian) of which ruler had added on which … 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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It’s not what it looks like

When you’ve messed up badly, there is nothing more therapeutic, once the dust has settled, than getting up and getting on with life. Energy focused on moving forward, rather than wallowing in the quagmire of regret, can motivate and help … Continue reading

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That smell reminds me of…

You know how sometimes you get a whiff of something, and it takes you to another time and another place? A friend of mine wrote to many celebrities, asking them if they had a memory that had been triggered by … Continue reading

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What a waste!

I’d had some birthday money, and bought myself some new cosmetics. My husband was concerned with the source, that it might have pagan links, and felt uncomfortable with it. Much as I liked the product, after some thought and heart … Continue reading

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More than the music

“While shepherds washed their socks by night…” is one of the many renditions the hymns and carols have been treated to over the years. Kids still find them funny, and I’m sure have added to the collection. And I guess … Continue reading

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It’s time

The girl across the row from me was nearly in tears. She’d shown her handiwork to the teacher of sewing up a comb case (who ever used a comb case???) and had it thrown back at her for the third time. … 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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