January 18, 2018
Generous words and other warm fuzzies premium
I believe it was Mark Twain, master of the literary one-liner and the quotable quote, who said that he could live for a whole month on one compliment. My friends, I know exactly what he means! Your interest in my new Time project and your generous words have boosted my energy and my lifted my morale. […]
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January 4, 2018
An unexpected year premium
One of the things I love about this time of year is the unstructured days and spontaneous possibilities. I know it’s not everyone’s idea of fun, but I revel in it. Besides, it means I have time to look back over the year that’s just ended. Maybe you’ve done that too and given 2017 a […]
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October 20, 2017
The Wonder Interviews begin premium
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November 25, 2016
Letters to Emma now a book! premium
Exciting news    My book, Letters to Emma: a memoir of grief and God’s love is now in stock at the publisher, Matthias Media, after months of editing, designing, proofreading and printing.  😀 Find out more   If you’re keen to find out more about the book, click on this link or the book cover image. They will take you […]
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In praise of little things premium
One day last week I was out walking in my neighbourhood enjoying the amiable sunshine and flirty breeze, when out of the corner of my eye (though why my eyes, which are not square, should have corners at all, I do not know) I glimpsed a spent camellia flower drop from its branch to the garden below. It took one […]
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Battling bugs and flaming arrows premium
I think whoever finds an antidote for the more than 200 viruses that cause the common cold will become an instant billionaire, and receive the praise and gratitude of people everywhere. Having coughed and sniffled my way through three out of the last four weeks, I know I’d be standing in the queue to thank them! Apparently, no one can ever […]
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April 8, 2016
Singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs premium
The song leader clearly felt awkward about it. One Sunday morning as he introduced the next song – an old hymn – he apologised for the fact that we were about to sing something that was so old-school. It wasn’t exactly helpful, but it seems that he just blurted out what he was really thinking – […]
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March 5, 2016
Spiritual genealogies premium
I recently discovered a little book of prayers during an internet search. As usual, I don’t know how I found it, but I was so intrigued I had to buy one, and I’ve been absorbed in it ever since it arrived in the post. Dating from the late 18th century, Forms of prayer, for the use of Christian families was written […]
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Fingerprints premium
As I wiped fingerprints from the kitchen cupboard doors, I got to thinking about why they bother me—why I feel the need to remove them at all. I don’t always notice them; in the rush of food preparation and mealtimes, I have plenty of other things to think about. But if I’m paying attention and the light […]
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