Category Archives: Hope

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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Leavings

Vic departed from his room one night and behind him a heap of memorabilia lay waiting. No-one knew that he’d never return. At his death, he owned a small unit, a car and some personal effects, including articles that must … Continue reading

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Joy at the News!

A few weeks ago our church family received some wonderful news. We’d all watched a video clip of a past segment from the TV show, The Biggest Loser. A participant said that he believed he and his wife would one day have … Continue reading

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Squinting into the Sun

Here is one of the few photos I have of my mother with me. It was taken with a Box Brownie camera in the back garden of our home. In this small, blurry photograph, Mum is squinting into the sun as … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from ‘Old Camel Knees’

Tradition has it that James, a servant of Jesus, prayed with great dedication. They say he spent so much time at it, that his knees became calloused from all the kneeling!  He wrote a short letter in the Bible and … Continue reading

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Failing

Things fail: machinery grinds to a halt, businesses go under, a river ceases to flow, ropes wear thin. People also fail, not coming up to expectations or reaching their full potential. Neither keeping on, nor producing; not living! With failure … Continue reading

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