Tag Archives: Bible

Easter Greetings and a Dawn Chorus.

I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish every one of my readers a very Happy Easter. My Easter began the same way it has for a couple of years now, with my getting up at stupid-o’clock in the … Continue reading

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In Search of a Miracle Cure

“Your illness is one that cannot be cured. We hope it will improve by itself in time.” I have heard these words, time and again, from dozens of doctors over the years, so imagine my surprise when, within hours of … Continue reading

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Sad Things can be Beautiful

It is easy to focus on the negative side of chronic illness – the pain, isolation and shattered dreams – and forget that not everything about chronic illness is bad (ninety-nine per cent of it is bad, but even at … Continue reading

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The Darkness will not be Dark

O LORD, you have searched me and you know me even now I no longer recognise myself. You know when I sit and when I rise and when I am too tired and weak to manage either; you perceive my … Continue reading

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Learning to Make Fruit Salad

Growing up in a church environment I was told time and again that Christians are appointed to bear lasting fruit (John 15:16) and I dreamed of the kind of fruit I would like to bear: shiny great apples that testified … Continue reading

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The Importance of ‘Think Before You Speak’.

A couple of Christmases ago, when staying with family I managed a rare trip out to have coffee with a friend. The tightly packed tables in the narrow coffee shop meant the only wheelchair-accessible table was just inside the door, … Continue reading

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