Category Archives: contentment

I’m not having the best day

My day hasn’t gone brilliantly so far. I decided to deliver the 300 remaining flyers for our church fun day and when I was most of the way around the heavens opened and I got soaked. We then had a phone … Continue reading

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The Fruit Tree That Was Left On The Shelf

My daughter took this fruit tree to her school Christmas party. Her teacher was so worried about it getting knocked over that she put it safely on a high shelf where it was found again (still very safe) after the party. The teacher was … Continue reading

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The one about masks

At a recent family event at Orchard Baptist we thought about superheroes and the children who wanted to made masks. There were some really impressive creations and we got this great picture of some of some of the children at … Continue reading

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Are you green with envy?

As I look through my Facebook feed there are more and more of my friend’s holiday pictures appearing each day. How do you feel when you see people’s holiday pictures? When you see someone pictured somewhere you have always wanted to go or … Continue reading

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Back to life, back to reality

I’ve been on holiday for the past few days (did you miss me?) Tracey and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with a short break in the Peak district and we had an amazing time. It’s wonderful being on holiday isn’t it. … Continue reading

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Your attitude can make you happy even when your circumstances should make you miserable

I’m writing this on Saturday night after a long day. I put up a bouncy castle I took one of the kids to town to buy new shoes I let someone into church to have a party (we need more … Continue reading

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It’s nearly Easter!!

Apparently Easter is here and I need to catch these Easter bunnies while I can. Believe it or not, I took this picture in a shop a few days ago. I was talking with the cashier about it and they … Continue reading

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Back to life, back to reality

Lots of us are returning to normal life after a Christmas spent having fun, relaxing and eating too much. That first day back at work after a holiday can be a killer and it’s all too easy to spend our lives regretting … Continue reading

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Everyone loves Dopey, don’t they?

When people ask my daughter what her favourite Christmas present was she says Dopey. The irony of this is that it was probably her least expensive present which I bought for £1 at a car boot sale. We bought my … Continue reading

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Stories of childhood in WW2 and the lessons we can learn

I had an inspiring conversation recently with a group of people who were children during the WW2. They told me about doodlebugs (missile like flying bombs) and the sound they used to make so that you knew they were coming. … Continue reading

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