Category Archives: Faith

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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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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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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Knowing Where We Come From

Light shone through from the front veranda as the owner led me along the hallway. I noticed the lovely stained-glass windows around the door. Devonscot, meaning ‘Devon Cottage’, was the home of John Western, who arrived in Australia from England … Continue reading

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Never out of Contact

As I left the house, the bright sun shone from the east and I felt its warmth on my back. We’d been living in this suburb for two days now and I wanted to see some more of it. I … Continue reading

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Beacons are Meant to be Seen

We’re surrounded by boxes and…stuff! It’s at times like this that you need someone who knows what it’s like. Our friends, Barry and Sandy Tapp have recently moved house and home too, so he’s come to my rescue as the … Continue reading

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Short or Long-Sighted

The optometrist looked at me, ‘You have one short-sighted eye and the other is long-sighted’. He wrote on my card and added, ‘That’s given you about four extra years without glasses’. Apparently the combination isn’t unusual; handy, in fact! This conversation took place … Continue reading

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Embrace the Future with Joy!

We’re moving house…again and I’ve been checking through my old journals to see what the Lord taught me in the past about this familiar exercise!  This will be our 23rd move in the 56 years of our marriage. I’ve gleaned something new in every … Continue reading

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What if We Never Learned Anything New?

A young teenage friend recently asked me if she’d ever be able to play the piano in our church. ‘You’ll really develop as you learn.’ I said. ‘I had to start somewhere too’. ‘But you have a gift’, she said. … Continue reading

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How Much Time Do I Have?

In a few weeks we’ll be moving to live nearer to our children. We won’t see our dear friends as often and it’s not easy uprooting ourselves and leaving our lovely garden behind. We hope the new owners love it … Continue reading

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