Author Archives: Lyn Thiele

Quotes

Have you ever questioned the origins of the wall plaques in gift shops? Succinct sayings with clever calligraphy. Many are also online, with the name of the person who wrote or spoke the words. Unfortunately some are misquoted or attributed … Continue reading

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Resolutions

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ CS Lewis I’ve never made any New Year Resolutions! Perhaps I don’t like making promises to myself, to others, or to God, that I … Continue reading

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Kith and Kin

Jesus said to his disciples, I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from the Father – John 15:15. Playing with a couple of nouns in my head I see the first word lacks life when … Continue reading

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Scar Tissue

‘Scars show us where we have been. They do not indicate where we are going’. ~ Edward Allen Bernero. Nearly every part of the skin on his body had been used for grafts, but an area on his shoulder still looked … Continue reading

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Our Times are in His Hands

At this time of the year I like to post our Christmas mail early. As I look at my list, I wonder, how many of them are still alive since last year? We’re often only in touch at Christmas and I … Continue reading

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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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