Category Archives: Inspiration

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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Addictions

It was family history research that brought me to this topic of addiction. Once I’d found my husband’s grandparents, my perfectionist nature and desire for completion spurred me on to know more about their family. It was like paying them … Continue reading

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Free-Motion Quilting on the Piano

I’m sure there are other people in the world like me, who know what it feels like to play the Lord’s Music. They may call it something else, but that’s the name I’ve given to the way God leads me … Continue reading

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Never out of Contact

As I left the house, the bright sun shone from the east and I felt its warmth on my back. We’d been living in this suburb for two days now and I wanted to see some more of it. I … Continue reading

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Short or Long-Sighted

The optometrist looked at me, ‘You have one short-sighted eye and the other is long-sighted’. He wrote on my card and added, ‘That’s given you about four extra years without glasses’. Apparently the combination isn’t unusual; handy, in fact! This conversation took place … Continue reading

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What if We Never Learned Anything New?

A young teenage friend recently asked me if she’d ever be able to play the piano in our church. ‘You’ll really develop as you learn.’ I said. ‘I had to start somewhere too’. ‘But you have a gift’, she said. … Continue reading

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How Much Time Do I Have?

In a few weeks we’ll be moving to live nearer to our children. We won’t see our dear friends as often and it’s not easy uprooting ourselves and leaving our lovely garden behind. We hope the new owners love it … Continue reading

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Basil’s Birthday

Our new kitten will be one year old next Wednesday. I wish I could give him a book of Bravery Vouchers for his birthday. He could cash them in and have some left over for Christmas gifts! What fun he’d … Continue reading

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In Sickness and…

I wrote this a year ago and now I can look back and see how far I’ve travelled since then. Come with me to October 2014 when my husband and I were putting into practice what we’d promised each other more than fifty … Continue reading

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Are You Sorry for the Fig Tree that was Cursed?

Have you ever felt sorry for the fig tree that Jesus cursed? I have. Let’s leave the fig tree for a moment and go back to the previous day in Jesus’ life. Imagine you’re there by the side of the … Continue reading

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