Monthly Archives: September 2014

Freedom for Scotland?

Tomorrow the people of Scotland will be heading to the polls to vote on whether they will become an independent country. The various opinion polls are indicating that there is no majority view and that the vote could go either way. … Continue reading

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The irony of freedom behind a fence

I love irony and when I found this picture on the net yesterday it really made me smile. The statue of William Wallace with the word ‘FREEDOM’ stands fenced off and trapped and surely this is as ironic as things … Continue reading

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The one about the cross on the altar

If you visit the ruins of St Benet’s Abbey in Norfolk you will see a large cross that has been placed on the altar. I’ve never been, but a friend of mine showed us this picture in church this morning as … Continue reading

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The one where I was in the wrong queue

Yesterday I was at a fun day and I was stood in a long queue waiting to get a drink. A friend of mine came over and said to me, ‘do you know that you are standing in the face painting … Continue reading

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The one with the funny sign

I saw this sign recently at Colchester Zoo but unfortunately I can’t swim very well. Signs really can be funny things! The people designing and making them know what they mean but sometimes they can be confusing or just funny. It’s … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s hard to be a parent

Do your children ever make you cry? I talked to a parent recently who was having a difficult time coping with a child who is constantly angry.  Parenting can be difficult and ultimately we can only do our best. I … Continue reading

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The one about missing the bus

We were just in time but the bus had left a few minutes early, so my son missed it. As a result I had to drive him on the 55 mile round trip to his college. How should I feel? Should I … Continue reading

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The one about being alone and outnumbered

Have you ever felt that everyone is against you? Elijah stood alone against 850 followers of the pagan gods Baal and Asherah. They were to call on their gods to send fire from heaven and Elijah called on his God … Continue reading

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How are things between you and God?

  How are things between you and God? Which of these pictures best sums up how your relationship is with him? Which picture shows what you would hope your relationship could be like? An expensive gift: Jesus died on the … Continue reading

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The great escape that was a mistake

A few days ago, my wife looked out the window and noticed that Nibbles (one of our Guinea pigs) had escaped. What was really strange was that he was frantically trying to get back into the cage. Nibbles had got … Continue reading

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