Tag Archives: sin

Don’t go it alone – Psalm 60

I was recently given a photo of myself when I was a tiny person. So cute! And as I look back over the years since that shot was taken, I am amazed at all the things I have learned and … Continue reading

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A world in need – Psalm 36

When our family was young, we ran and lived above a corner shop, in a not-too-great area. It was hard to take a holiday, but one year we decided to close for a week and go away. In our absence, … Continue reading

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It’s not what it looks like

When you’ve messed up badly, there is nothing more therapeutic, once the dust has settled, than getting up and getting on with life. Energy focused on moving forward, rather than wallowing in the quagmire of regret, can motivate and help … Continue reading

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Cover up

According to my husband’s family history, one character was collecting the money for his works outing, but spent it all on beer. His poor wife had to sell her inherited shares to pay it back, to keep him out of … Continue reading

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A rubbish response

It was a lovely new-build my in-laws moved into when my husband was a little boy. The council tip, which had been outside the historic market town of Nantwich, Cheshire, was supposed to be closed and filled in as the … 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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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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Being responsible

Disaster! I’ve got water coming up between the laminate blocks in the kitchen. It’s drizzling upwards! It turns out that when my new washing machine was fitted a couple of weeks ago, there was a problem in the pipework which … 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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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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