Category Archives: the church

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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Giving for the joy of it

Some friends came to visit us yesterday, bringing with them the gift of a huge bag of runner beans. They grow them in their garden, and had far more than they could ever use. We were delighted, and I’m looking up recipes … Continue reading

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The place of refuge

We hear the stories over and again on the news. Gang fights – one gang member gets killed, so the gang feels obliged to avenge his/her death by taking out someone from the opposing gang, and the story goes on. … Continue reading

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Follow the leader

When I was teaching, there were two sorts of courses. The fascinating ones where you got to ‘do’ something new, like art or music, and the boring ones where they chunnered on about stuff like initiatives, methodologies and policies, using … Continue reading

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The power of fire

Our son made us chuckle. “I think I must be getting old, ” he said, ” I’ve just realised that eating fire is dangerous!” He was trained to do this in his early 20’s, and has used it from time … Continue reading

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Don’t forget!

Yesterday, there was a really important phone call I had to make, so I put a reminder on my iPad. It duly rang out the alarm at the correct time. No sweat. Remember the old days when we had to scribble … Continue reading

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The fresh start challenge

 There is one thing better than pulling a tray of freshly baked bread rolls from the oven – and that’s eating ’em – ladled with best butter of course! Sweet sticky cakes don’t hit the spot for me but a still-warm hot … Continue reading

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