Category Archives: self-esteem

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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He’s amazing, and he’s with me

Close your eyes and think of the most beautiful place you have ever been. Think of how it made you feel. Chances are, it’s somewhere out of doors. And the certainty is that God made it. When you are struck … Continue reading

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The safe route

As a child, I loved watching my mother nimbly making our clothes, curtains, cushions etc. Her sewing machine has covered many, many miles of fabric, and she’s still great at it, now nearly 96 years old!¬†When I began to learn … Continue reading

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Do me a favour

I’d been doing a job I loved, but didn’t pay well. We managed, until circumstances beyond our choice or control suddenly meant I needed to earn more. It became evident it was time for me to return to teaching in … Continue reading

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The great escape

How many times have you watched “The Great Escape”? The famous film of the ’60’s, starring Steve McQueen charts the meticulous planning that went into helping many British POW’s escape from the notorious Stalag Luft III camp. A great idea, … Continue reading

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Consequences

Bringing up kids these days is just NOT EASY! You can’t tell them they are naughty, else they’ll have a self-image of a naughty person, and naughty people do more naughty things. Mmmmm. What you have to do is show … Continue reading

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That’s what you need!

As I am writing this, I am sitting in a beautiful conservatory, surrounded by a magnificent view of hills in the background, an array of trees in the foreground, and the amazing sound of birdsong all around. The sky is … Continue reading

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Just get on with it!

The other day I was just going across the town Square, when I saw an opening open air preacher setting up. I went into a shoe shop on the square. One of the assistants addressed me, half laughing, “Oh look … Continue reading

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Unleashing the power

What do you do when the staff’s behaviour is worse than the kids??? It was a small school I’d just been appointed to. None of the staff would speak to each other. They would only communicate via me, since I … Continue reading

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Wearing the blame

As I see it, the world is roughly divided into two camps when something goes wrong: those that blame everyone else, and those who blame themselves. Of course neither are right. Sometimes it’s you, sometimes it’s me and sometimes it’s … Continue reading

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