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Be Still…

I recently read a book by John Duckworth called Just for a Moment I Saw the Light. It has some interesting stories about things he’s experienced in his walk with God since he was a child. In his chapter on … Continue reading

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Lessons at the Meal-Table

For a while, I’ve been thinking about the story of Jesus’ first public miracle. It’s been on my mind again as I’ve read about the meals he attended, as well as those he longs to have with us now. The … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead with Hope

It’s interesting to read old musings… I wrote this on the 30th of December, 2000. As we rush towards the end of this amazing year, are we ready for the next year to amaze us?  The word ‘amazing’ is mostly … Continue reading

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Lessons from our Almond Tree

Our almond tree had a slow start last year. Maybe, like us, it was in lockdown! What with possums chewing its fresh shoots, and being crowded out by the lasiandra growing beside it, it produced no fruit. I thought it … Continue reading

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Proud of Our Work?

I always read Jo-Anne Berthelsen’s weekly Blog post. We’ve never met, but I laugh when I see she’s often touched on subjects similar to what I’d already planned to say in my own fortnightly post on here! Maybe God wants … Continue reading

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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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