Category Archives: A Personal relationship with God

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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How are you, Nanni?

‘How are you, Nanni?’ I watched our dear little great-grandson talking to his paternal grandmother, and although she was far away from him, he could hear her and even see her as she waved to him from her hospital bed. … Continue reading

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Falling but not Failing

Can you imagine David, King of Israel, as an old man? Perhaps he’s sitting with his grandchildren gathered around him, plus his favourite servants, his old soldier-friends, and close family. He’s reciting Psalm 37; maybe singing it. He wants them … 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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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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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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Steps for Old Bones

Ever since I broke my hip five years ago, I’ve been careful to watch my steps (see my Blog Post from May 2015 –¬†Everyday Things). It was no fun to hit the floor and be unable to stand up again. … Continue reading

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Thinking about Heaven

Lately I’ve been wondering about heaven. Some people have great confidence in their ideas on the way it will be: who we’ll know there, what we’ll do, and how we’ll feel. But I’m not so sure about some of those … Continue reading

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