Category Archives: Inspiration

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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Following a Good Example

For some reason, I’ve been thinking about a man I knew when I was a child. The most contact I had with him was sitting with his daughter, my friend, Gwenneth, in the back seat of his pale green Austin A-40 … Continue reading

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Quotes

Have you ever questioned the origins of the wall plaques in gift shops? Succinct sayings with clever calligraphy. Many are also online, with the name of the person who wrote or spoke the words. Unfortunately some are misquoted or attributed … Continue reading

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Addictions

It was family history research that brought me to this topic of addiction. Once I’d found my husband’s grandparents, my perfectionist nature and desire for completion spurred me on to know more about their family. It was like paying them … Continue reading

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Free-Motion Quilting on the Piano

I’m sure there are other people in the world like me, who know what it feels like to play the Lord’s Music. They may call it something else, but that’s the name I’ve given to the way God leads me … 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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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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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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Basil’s Birthday

Our new kitten will be one year old next Wednesday. I wish I could give him a book of Bravery Vouchers for his birthday. He could cash them in and have some left over for Christmas gifts! What fun he’d … Continue reading

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