Category Archives: Learning from Jesus

The Perfect Teacher

The other night I was thinking about an incident from the early days of my training as a nurse. It was my first week in the Outpatients Department and the clinics were extremely busy, especially the ante-natal one. One morning, … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Other Things

Jesus came to find and restore the lost ~ Luke 19:10. It’s not easy to decide what’s most important in life. We’re making choices all the time. When I wake in the morning, do I realise that the first thing … 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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Fresh Bread for Breakfast

Three beeps sounded from the kitchen. It was 7 am and our bread was ready! My husband went to take it out, but quickly returned. He crawled under the bedclothes again and mumbled, ‘It’s the worst you’ve ever made’. He … Continue reading

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Failing

Things fail: machinery grinds to a halt, businesses go under, a river ceases to flow, ropes wear thin. People also fail, not coming up to expectations or reaching their full potential. Neither keeping on, nor producing; not living! With failure … 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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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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Understanding a Cover by its Book

After the last supper that Jesus had with his disciples, he told them a frightening thing. ‘You will all desert me’. What an accusation! They refused to accept it and Peter declared, ‘Never! I’ll never be ashamed of you!’ Jesus replied, ‘Peter, … Continue reading

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When We Walk Together

One Sunday morning a man in our church told me he’d written a song. ‘Would you be willing to compose the music?’ Barry asked. And so I agreed. Writing music is an exhausting, yet exhilarating occupation! I love the strength of the melody drawing me along … Continue reading

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