August 16, 2015
Letters to Emma #3 premium
This is the third in a series of posts I plan to write about grief and my experience of it after the death of my husband Paul 4½ years ago. I will write each post in the form of a letter—a letter to Emma. I’m doing it this way for two reasons:  visualising an audience of […]
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August 8, 2015
Letters to Emma #2 premium
This is the second in a series of posts I plan to write about grief and my experience of it after the death of my husband Paul 4½ years ago. I will write each post in the form of a letter—a letter to Emma. I’m doing it this way for two reasons:  visualising an audience of […]
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August 1, 2015
Letters to Emma #1 premium
This is the first in a series of posts I plan to write about grief and my experience of it after the death of my husband Paul 4½ years ago. I will write each post in the form of a letter—a letter to Emma. I’m doing it this way for two reasons:  visualising an audience […]
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Nostalgia for Saturdays premium
We couldn’t wait to try it out. Dad had been working on it for several weekends, using precious Saturday afternoons and off-cuts of timber and particleboard from his shed to construct a one-of-a-kind go-kart. It wasn’t the first thing he’d made for us and it wouldn’t be the last, but the tantalising prospect of speeding […]
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June 5, 2015
Simple, unexpected and beautiful premium
Last Sunday as I sat in church, something happened that made me smile—something simple, unexpected and beautiful. We were celebrating the Lord’s Supper together. It’s not something we do together frequently, but somehow that makes the remembering more particular and significant. The way we go about it is not very formal, but somehow that pared-back […]
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To do or not to do? premium
Do you have a to-do list? Do you even like to-do lists? I write to-do lists because it helps get the buzz out of my head—a swirling confusion of many things yet to do. And they help ease a lurking dread that, if I don’t write them down, I will forget something important or urgent or boringly mundane. Although preventing my […]
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Prepared for rain premium
So I went for a walk and it rained. Hard. Yes, I consulted the meteorological radar on my handy phone app before I left and I was prepared. But without my nifty folding umbrella that expands generously to dimensions suitable for golfers—apparently—I would have returned home much wetter, and much sooner. I guess you could say […]
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April 14, 2015
As dearly loved children premium
Have you ever read something you’ve read many times before and suddenly seen it in a way you never have before? It happened to me the other day when I was searching for Ephesians 5:2 in my old NIV1984 Bible. As I searched for it my eyes strayed to the previous verse, “Be imitators of God, […]
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It’s good news – don’t waste it premium
“But whatever you do, find the God-centred, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion of your life, and find your way to say it and live it and die for it. And you will make a difference that lasts. You will not waste your life.” • John Piper Featured image: Photo by S. Carter | Flickr.com (Creative Commons licence)
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