Tag Archives: life struggles

A song of two seasons – Psalm 44

Many years ago, we ran a small corner shop. As with most businesses, it was a very tight budget to start off with. The first year, however, was a year of answered prayer.  We’d need money to meet a bill … Continue reading

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I’m in – Psalm 13

Most of us have had a time or three when God has seemed a million miles away, and faith almost impossible. That’s when we find that it’s a matter of CHOOSING to trust him. We can look back and remind … Continue reading

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From tears to trust – Psalm 5

Being a Christian does not inoculate us against difficulties. We still feel pain. We still get frustrated and bothered. The difference is, we have someone to take our worries to, We don’t have to fight our own battles.

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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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Growing pains

One thing I love about the Christian faith is the way God takes bad things and turns them into good things. Joseph had been through a rough time as a betrayed brother, slave and  prisoner, but God had used his … Continue reading

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The big picture

Corrie Ten Boom told the story of coming face to face with one of her previous concentration prison guards, a cruel man who had hurt and humiliated her and her sister dreadfully. At the end of her preaching, he held out … Continue reading

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What’s the problem?

“Come in Boat 9 your time is up…Come in Boat 9 your time is up…Boat 6 are you in trouble?” Take a look around any shopping centre, or place of work. How many people are wearing a smile? How many … Continue reading

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