Author Archives: thielelyn

A Stirling Discovery

As I walked down our hallway one evening, I noticed a small brown piece of rubbish on the blue carpet runner. A shirt button? Maybe a lump of mud from the garden? I bent to pick it up. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Friendship Books

Have you heard of The Friendship Books of Francis Gay? I have a small collection, some inherited from my mother, and others which were gifts from dear friends. They’ve been a blessing to me and those with whom I’ve shared … Continue reading

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Quoting Quotes

I was passing my husband’s study, and thinking of other things on my way to the kitchen, when I heard an astonishing statement: ‘We don’t need any more positive people!’ This pulled me up short. I’m used to hearing leaders … Continue reading

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Staying Home for Easter

We’ve all been encouraged (or rather, told!) to stay home this weekend. Many people like to travel at this time, visiting family, going to holiday destinations, and having a refreshing change of pace. But in most places of the world, … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need to Carry Your Load by Yourself

Here’s part of a post I began to write a while ago: ‘I’ve been following the journey of Job lately, and eventually I came upon these words: And now, finally, God answered Job from the eye of a violent storm … Continue reading

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The Fork in Our Road

We were about to leave for home after an enjoyable family celebration. Unfortunately our GPS decided not to work, so a friend found an app on our phone and set it up. We already had a route in mind, but … Continue reading

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Church Lending Libraries

Have you ever attended a church with a Lending Library with free books, and a notebook to fill in your details? Were those books old, dilapidated and dusty? Were there any for little kids, teenagers, or men? Who checked them … Continue reading

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Homesick for Our Own Land?

Since reading a poem at our church’s Australia Day celebration this week, I’ve been thinking about my attitude to my heavenly home. The poem was written by a famous Australian when she was 19 years old, and visiting England. Although … Continue reading

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Refreshing

I was looking in an old journal and found this statement that God had said to me:  ‘There are refreshing things coming!’ At the time, I’d been sitting at the piano, and as I recall those words now, I appreciate how … Continue reading

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Do we value what we’re given?

It’s surprising what the dead leave behind! These leavings show us what they valued, or  what might have been discarded if death hadn’t overtaken them… I’ve had to sort a few objects belonging to various family members. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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