Category Archives: righteousness

A sound worse than war

As I turned the key in the lock, a foreign sound told me something was wrong. The smell of wetness and dust and plaster assailed me as I walked in, moments before the sight of streams of water pouring through a buckling … Continue reading

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Seamless

I was mortified! My crown came loose in my mouth. I took hold of it, but it jumped out of my fingers and disappeared. I hunted high and low for that crown, so that I could get it glued back in. I … Continue reading

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Best clothes

When my son was little, if his behaviour was getting a bit out of hand, I would make him go and change into his best clothes. It somehow worked at calming him down. Many years later, I came across the … 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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“Don’t even think it!”

“Don’t even think it!” The phrase was well used by my friend and colleague, whenever she saw ‘that look’ on a student’s face. I can still hear it in her broad Yorkshire accent! But she was right – prevention is … 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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Parents!

My dad used to say, “God gave us our relatives. Thank God we can choose our own friends!” I have to say though, I was very proud to belong to my family this week. My mum was honoured with a Civic … Continue reading

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