Category Archives: Life’s journey

‘Welcome back, stupid!’

I heard about an over-confident off-road driving enthusiast, who came across a sign that read: ‘Road Closed. Do Not Enter.’ But he simply drove round it, thinking it would save time. However, after a few miles of successfully negotiating the … Continue reading

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What tides of grace flowed from that attic bedroom.

William Barclay tells the story of a servant-girl whose personal search for meaning in life resulted in a profound experience of the presence of God. But the demands of serving in a large house gave little freedom to do much … Continue reading

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Putting the clock back

I was talking to some friends on New Year’s Eve and the general opinion was that the world is in a rather precarious state. But then someone added that the last thing we’d want to do is ‘put the clock … Continue reading

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The author will make things clear

Author Marshall Shelley, who suffered the deaths of two of his children, wrote: ‘Even as I child, I loved to read, and I quickly learned that I would most likely be confused during the opening chapters of a novel. New … Continue reading

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Missing what our hearts want most.

Tennessee Williams wrote a story about a shy young man who inherited a bookstore and married his sweetheart. But she wanted more. She had a fine singing voice and left him to follow a career on the stage. At their … Continue reading

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One should never complain about something that tells us the truth

I heard about a man who lived on Long Island, who achieved a lifelong ambition by purchasing a very fine barometer. But he was extremely disappointed to find that the needle seemed to be stuck, pointing to the sector marked … 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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