Monthly Archives: November 2014

I’m not contagious anymore am I?

So, I’ve had a tummy bug this week and it’s not been good. Yesterday I wrote about who we are on the inside and believe me, I had plenty of experience of seeing what is inside come out earlier this … Continue reading

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The one about the stolen bin

The picture on the right is what greeted us on Saturday morning. We have these bins for recycling materials outside of our house and at some point on Friday night someone decided to take one. The mind boggles. Why would … Continue reading

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The line between normal and strange has blurred a bit

‘The line between normal and strange has blurred a bit’. I came across this quote while reading an article about ’10 things that change once you’ve lived overseas’. It perfectly describes having to live within a new culture where people … Continue reading

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The one about walking through mud

Over the weekend we went for a walk across a muddy field and the further across we got the deeper our feet sank. My daughters were complaining of sinking when their feet were on the ground and that their feet … Continue reading

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Getting down again can’t be that hard can it?

So my wife climbed a 15ft tree (I don’t think it was just to get away from me!) She got to the top easily but then she realized that she was going to struggle to get down. We were geocaching and … Continue reading

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Why am I discouraged and sad?

‘Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?’ Those were his questions and the questions surprised the listeners. They were aware of his pain and they knew about the stress and anguish that he was going through. His … Continue reading

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Do you ever feel too busy?

Do you ever feel too busy? You know, those times when you have too much on and life feels overly full. This is a part of life that is inevitable, sometimes we have a lot on and it is just … Continue reading

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Turn around when possible

So I was sat in the car on top of a cliff, I plugged the satnav in and it said those words that satnav’s seem to delight in saying. ‘Turn around when possible’. The only problem was that behind me was … Continue reading

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Joy is better than happiness

Jesus said that if we obey him, then our joy would overflow (John 15.11). I was thinking about this and it occurred to me that joy is really different to happiness. To me, happiness is a something that is related to … Continue reading

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You have got one of those already

We have a fire door at the church that is very draughty and so we asked someone to  quote for a new door. (Okay, this isn’t the best opening line you have ever read but stick with it. Fairly soon … Continue reading

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