Monthly Archives: October 2016

Flashbacks

Some years ago I had a flashback memory that upset me deeply. There was a boy in my primary school class from a very poor family. He had no friends. One Friday we were allowed to bring a toy to … Continue reading

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Don’t dance so fast,

There’s a bit of homespun wisdom that says: ‘Do you run through each day on the fly, when you ask, how are you? do you hear the reply? When the day is done do you lie in your bed, with … Continue reading

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Personality is a bit like soup

Henry Wingblade used to say that Christian personality is hidden deep inside us. It is unseen, like the soup carried in a tureen high over a waiter’s head. No one knows what’s inside the tureen, unless the waiter is bumped … Continue reading

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Growing great simply

Impresario Sol Hurok said that Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated opera singers of the century, hadn’t simply grown great, she’d grown great simply. He said: ‘A few years ago a reporter asked her to name the greatest moment … Continue reading

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Barbers don’t exist

A man went to a barbershop for a haircut, and he and the barber got to talk about many things, including belief in God. The barber said he didn’t believe in God because there’s so much injustice in the world. … Continue reading

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Grace does not depend on what we’ve done for God

Over the years there have been so many extras that have been added to the teachings of Jesus that He wouldn’t recognize much of what most people think Christianity is. Heading the list would be the common assumption that to … Continue reading

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Dust if you must

Rose Milligan, in a thought provoking piece of wisdom about making the most of life, wrote these words: ‘Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture, or write a letter, bake a cake, or plant … Continue reading

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