Category Archives: peace

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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Facing the storms and stresses of life

If you are in the UK, how have you felt about this weekend’s thunder storms? Are you afraid or do the storms make no difference to you? A lot of us who aren’t too worried might feel differently if we … Continue reading

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Have a break, have a …..

I had a busy weekend and on my way to a school assembly yesterday morning I felt exhausted. I arrived early and sat in the hall and was surprised by how quiet it was. I sat and thought about the … Continue reading

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Don’t let worry kill you, let the Church help!

I love this picture. It makes me laugh every time I see it but it also makes me sad because it can be true. Gandhi said: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so … Continue reading

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Kerplunk, collapsing and support

Do you remember the game Kerplunk? A set of sticks hold up some marbles in a tube and each player takes a turn to pull a stick out hoping that they won’t make any marbles fall as they do. My wife … Continue reading

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When you run through life you will get tired

So much emphasis in the media has been on how young the current England football team is. Ironically the young England players found it harder to cope with the heat than their Italian opponents in their recent world cup match. … Continue reading

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Time to slow down? You’re not superman you know!

These are my three best girls on the shores of Loch Rannoch in Perthshire. We were on holiday and they were resting. You would think that resting on a beach is pretty unproductive (although it is a lot of fun if … Continue reading

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The one where I had to say sorry

I recently discovered that we had used an image on some publicity that belonged to a national organisation. A representative of that organisation contacted us and was clearly not happy. My colleague who took the call passed on the message with … Continue reading

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Peace at last?

Some of these pictures look more peaceful than others, but in which of them is the peace of God found? The Bible says that ‘God’s peace exceeds anything we can understand’ (Philippians 4.7) so why would we assume that his … Continue reading

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