Author Archives: thielelyn

Like a Mother

My mother rose early each day to prepare my father’s breakfast. She laid the table the evening before, then in the morning, she cooked his toast and eggs while he was out in the chook-pen, mixing up warm food for … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Honeycomb

Bees are one of the most fascinating creatures in our World. I have no knowledge of any critters outside our planet; there are enough on Earth to learn about in my lifetime! But I do admire the soft, fluffy beauty … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

Why did that song come to my mind? I hadn’t thought of it for about thirty years, but there it was in the middle of the night, calling to me. That’s God speaking. When he knows I’m in need of … Continue reading

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Don’t Spurn Leftovers or Recycled Food. It Might be Just What You Need!

We had a failed peach cobbler this week: too doughy. Unfortunately, I’d also doubled the recipe!  So I looked online for some inspiration and decided to slice up a few pieces, then fried them. But they were too greasy for … Continue reading

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Humour in the Bible

We’d gone to a production in the school hall. A well-known playwright from the big city had directed it, but imagine our delight when we saw that he’d cast our next-door neighbour perfectly… as herself! Idiosyncrasies that we saw daily, … Continue reading

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Memories of Mothers’ Day

On Mother’s Day in 2021, we were able to do the usual thing at our church, and honour the mothers in person, unlike last year, when we were confined to our homes, and had to celebrate online. Now, in all … Continue reading

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What would we do without them?

Sometimes I wonder how the economy would run without the people who work for nothing. If volunteers suddenly downed tools and went on strike, would services and  industries grind to a halt? Well, it’s not likely to happen because volunteers … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Droop!

In my precious old secretaire, there are two small things that I’m keeping for posterity. I think they’ve been with me since I was married! I recently went to my desk and held them in my hand, running my fingers … Continue reading

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A Reward for the Fisherman and the Shepherd

Let’s think about the final event the apostle John wrote in his story of Jesus. It’s interesting that he used a similar scene to the one he described near the beginning of his gospel. The first was on the beach … Continue reading

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Rain on the Roof

Babies suck their thumbs, or carry a favourite blanket until it’s a mere scrap. Food is a comfort for some people, while others enjoy a warm drink for relief. Many go shopping to boost their contentment-levels.  As a child, I … Continue reading

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