Category Archives: relationships

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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Tough stuff

Normally he had his iPad in a strong case, and travelled with it carefully stowed in the bag at the back of his mobility scooter. But this once, he’d used the gel case, and accidentally left it perched in the … Continue reading

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Sex and other gods…

“Break it: you’ve bought it.” The standard china shop message – you have to pay for any damage you do. And that is the basic premise of Exodus 22:16-17. If a guy had sex with a young girl, he had to marry … Continue reading

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Being responsible

Disaster! I’ve got water coming up between the laminate blocks in the kitchen. It’s drizzling upwards! It turns out that when my new washing machine was fitted a couple of weeks ago, there was a problem in the pipework which … Continue reading

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Averting damage

Our kids had reached the stage where we felt it was safe to leave them in the house alone for a short time. We’d not long moved into a rented house on the outskirts of town and had gone over to a … Continue reading

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Just don’t

Living in harmony is essential to survival. That’s why God gave us laws about how to treat each other. Looking at the last five commandments, in Exodus 20:13-17, each begins, “You shall not…”. Murder, theft, adultery, lies and wanting what … Continue reading

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For the sake of the children

My mum was telling me about some families she knows, whose kids have gone off the rails. “All my kids have grown up to be useful citizens, who do things to help others and not just themselves,” she said. I … Continue reading

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