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Feeling vulnerable – Psalm 64

A few weeks ago, the story emerged that some students at Warwick University had group texted, encouraging each other to rape particular women. With encrypted systems, they’d thought their chat was impregnable. That story came sharply to mind as I … Continue reading

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Rest for the weary – Psalm 62

Exhausted beyond coping. Bone weary. Wondering if I can make it up the stairs one more time. Many of us go through periods of life feeling like that, either through illness, or having to care for someone, or from too … Continue reading

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When fear bites – Psalm 59

In the last post before one Christmas,  a disturbing official letter arrived, which suggested that I had claimed a benefit illegally. There wasn’t a shred of truth in it, but that didn’t make it any less upsetting. I couldn’t get … Continue reading

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What to do with fear – Psalm 56

Fear is natural. We all know about the adrenalin rush – the fight or flight mechanism, that might save our lives if we were being chased by a bear. King David must have experienced it countless times as a shepherd, … Continue reading

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Ready? – Psalm 53

Christmas is well on its way. Are you ready? Christmas is not complete for me without watching at least one rendering of Bethlehemian Rhapsody. There are scores of versions on Youtube – check it out if you’re not already familiar. … Continue reading

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In spite of all – Psalm 52

It’s not the prettiest of bible stories. David was on the run from King Saul. He went to Ahimelek, the priest at Nob, spun him a yarn about being on some secret mission for the king, and received bread and … 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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