Tag Archives: overcoming sin

A place he can stay

Ever played that game where one person describes a picture, and another has to try and draw it from that description? Even more challenging when you get three or four couples all trying to compete for air space, to communicate … Continue reading

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Light up

Just coming bleary-eyed out of my bedroom the other day, and someone snapped on the light. Don’t you just hate that! My eyes immediately scrunched up to combat the brightness, but the other person had been working in the light, … Continue reading

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Glorious bread

Bread. Don’t you just love the smell as it comes out of the oven? Break off a chunk while it’s still warm, and load it with butter. Mind the drips as the butter melts; stuff it into your mouth and … Continue reading

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Yes…but

When my kids were teenagers, I had a job where I had to work through the summer holidays. I would leave them lists of all the chores that needed to be done that day. They still joke about how I prioritised hanging … Continue reading

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It’s all about life

Yesterday morning started 5.15am. Too early! Especially as I’d been up with the person I care for several times through the night as he’d needed support. The gentle music that was supposed to relax him was still playing – “Come and … Continue reading

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Overcoming corruption

A friend needed to visit an African country fairly urgently, so I went with her to the high commission, quite a distance away, to obtain her visa. It was a long queue, and when she finally got to the attendant, she … Continue reading

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Cutting out culture

A good friend was helping me in the kitchen, preparing baking apples. I passed her a small sharp knife. After a while, I noticed she was struggling. “You haven’t got a potato peeler have you?” she asked. She had never used … Continue reading

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Sex and other gods…

“Break it: you’ve bought it.” The standard china shop message – you have to pay for any damage you do. And that is the basic premise of Exodus 22:16-17. If a guy had sex with a young girl, he had to marry … Continue reading

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Averting damage

Our kids had reached the stage where we felt it was safe to leave them in the house alone for a short time. We’d not long moved into a rented house on the outskirts of town and had gone over to a … Continue reading

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Dealing with damage

The plumber came to mend the central heating timer today. He told me he’d been on a speed awareness course, having been caught doing a few miles per hour over the 30 limit. One thing that impacted him was the … Continue reading

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