Author Archives: Lyn Thiele

Letting the Light In

Since we began renovating our new home, Catherine, the real estate agent who sold it to us, has been watching the improvements…from the street. She passed by from day-to-day and was keen to see the inside again! At last we … Continue reading

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Learning From A Men’s Choir

Whenever I go to a women’s conference there’s always something lacking: when we sing, I miss the men’s voices.  My favourite singing voice is not the soprano! But I do love to listen to the Welsh Male Voice Choirs. Pardon … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Understand

When I was a small child, I signed a pledge, promising to follow God all my life. Now, when I look at that old certificate, I think how little I understood what I was doing then. There are good promises and … Continue reading

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Beepers

I’d been busily working all morning with lots of tasks, when I heard a beeping sound. I knew the washing machine was on, but the cycle wasn’t finished yet. I was cooking a lamb shank for dinner – yum – but … Continue reading

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A Taste of Another Culture

The auditorium was full of bright colours. Flags and banners hung from the walls and lively music greeted us when we arrived. The men and women wore their bright best, with the little children in gorgeous suits and dresses. It almost … Continue reading

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Falling in Love with Praise

It’s easy to fall in love with it; it makes us feel good. But it can be a trap for the unfulfilled heart. I’m referring to the compliments that we all receive when we’ve done well. Without them, the world … Continue reading

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What Will I see on the News?

This morning I turned on my computer and thought, What will I see on the News today? Will the life of someone be forever changed due to an incident that’s happened overnight in a faraway place?  You may think I’m … Continue reading

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Getting on with it

‘What do you want to do with the rest of your life?’ This was the question put to us in our Bible Study Group last week. I was interested in the responses from the teenagers, the elderly and the middle-aged…and the … Continue reading

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Robbing the Soil

Why did the local Council decide to plant a gum tree in the street outside our house? Imagine the worker digging the hole for its new home, carefully placing it in there, back-filling, tamping it down and watering it. Did … Continue reading

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Seeing Grandma at the Shopping Centre

Have you ever been in a crowded place and heard someone speak your name? You turn around, wondering if they might be addressing you, but another person is responding to the call. Disappointing, isn’t it? One day years ago, I … Continue reading

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