Category Archives: God’s care for everyone

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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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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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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Lessons from a Wattlebird

As I ate my breakfast, I heard some wattlebirds scrawking outside amongst the bright golden trumpets of the Tecoma bush. I clapped my hands by the glass door to encourage them to take their racket elsewhere. They only flew away to the claret ash and came … Continue reading

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A Kaleidoscopic Life

Kaleidoscopes! As a child I was fascinated by the way the little pieces moved around in the end of the tube. Whenever I turned the cylinder they were reflected by the side mirrors and what beautiful new patterns they formed. They made … Continue reading

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