Category Archives: Life Challenges

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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A Premature Addition

As I begin to write this post today, I realise it’s the date that was originally set for the birth of our newest family member. But we didn’t expect him to arrive at 30 weeks! Very small, very lightweight, but very … Continue reading

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Hearing without Language

A stroke patient whom I nursed years ago, couldn’t speak clearly. I felt her frustration in trying to make her wishes known to the busy staff; she’d been a nurse herself. Every time she needed help, I’d listen carefully, run … Continue reading

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Easter in Sri Lanka

For a while, I’ve been meditating on laughter, and its amazing ability to heal us. One Bible proverb calls laughter ‘medicine’. Two translations read like this: Being cheerful keeps you healthy; and A cheerful disposition is good for your health. Each adds … Continue reading

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Disorders, Syndromes, and the Spectrum

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? Newspaper articles and talk-back radio programs have focussed on it this week. It’s interesting to see how much information is out there. I guess you’ve all heard of Autism, but do you … Continue reading

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