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Exam time – Psalm 11

How do you perceive God looking at you? Scrutinising you with judgement (verse 4)? Or with a look of love as he turns his face towards you and takes joy in seeing the good stuff in your life? ( verse … Continue reading

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Ever ask why?

You may remember a fascinating Guardian advert from 1986, which shows the same event from three different angles, demonstrating how important perspective is on how we view and interpret a situation. Ever ask God why? Moses gave the Israelites God’s clear … Continue reading

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In a dark place

So there I was in the hotel shower, wearing nothing but a layer of soap bubbles when everything went black. Seriously black. Not a glimmer of light, not even when my eyes should have adjusted. We’d had to rebook the … Continue reading

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Bombarded

My childhood home backed onto a railway line. I remember trying to watch the trains go by with a friend. There was a big lump of concrete at the bottom of the garden, into which was embedded the washing line post. It was good … Continue reading

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Equal but different

Our three kids are very different people, and when they were growing up, it was impossible to treat them all alike, they just needed different handling. Of course we love them all equally, but ‘equal’ is different from ‘same’. When … Continue reading

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Worth it in the end

Once when we had our grandson on a ‘sleeper-over’ as he called it, we took him to the supermarket. He was right beside me one moment, then totally out of sight the next. I couldn’t believe how quickly he had … Continue reading

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