Category Archives: Life Challenges

The Danger of Acting on Incomplete Information

I was reading an interesting article on the website ‘Desiring God’ when some of the text suddenly became jumbled and unintelligible like this? It’s happened several times on my computer lately. In the first instance, I was typing an email to … 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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Gratitude in Hard Times

It might seem as if things have got out of hand in the world right now. People are crying out for healing, for peace, and for freedom from the overwhelming pandemic that’s been flooding over most nations. I know it’s … Continue reading

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Trust In Our Father

Recently, like some other older people, I’ve been facing a few tricky health issues. I’ve talked to my Heavenly Father about them, and asked what I should do regarding medication, exercise, tests, and, believe it or not, how he wants … 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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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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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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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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Keeping It Looking Loved

‘You’ve got the cleanest rubbish bins in the whole of the city’. The Council employee grinned at the elderly lady as he replaced her bins on the nature-strip, and pressed the lids down. The big truck clattered behind them while … Continue reading

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