Category Archives: Life Challenges

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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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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Hope Deferred Makes the Heart Sick

I’ve often felt sorry for Hope. It’s up there with the best, but rarely gets a mention in sermons. Faith, yes. And Love? Well, it’s the best! But Hope… it seems like a second cousin to Faith, as if it … Continue reading

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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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