Category Archives: encouragement

Looking for helpers

The horrible event in Manchester a week ago touched so many people, and my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones.  I was in the city again this weekend and was moved by some of the new … Continue reading

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Carrying heavy stuff

Last weekend I finally sorted through the last boxes of belongings from moving house and packed up eight plastic crates for the loft.  Some were heavier than others but lifting them up the stairs and then up the ladder to … Continue reading

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Navigating the darkness

I’m thinking that if anyone attempts to write a blog post like this, they probably won’t be in the middle of the darkest time.  I know my perspective is easier at the moment and I’m asking you to bear with … Continue reading

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Honking some encouragement

There’s a lot I love about wild geese and metaphors relating to them.  I heard more about them flying in formation and taking turns to be the leader at the Worship Central conference I went to last week.  The speaker … Continue reading

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Forging your soul

Why is soul music called soul music?  This may not be a popular view but I don’t find it often reveals someone’s soul or touches mine.  There are some amazing vocalists within the genre, and some fantastic songs,  I can … Continue reading

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Removing your baggage

The News Quiz on Friday (23:30 in) included a story about the updated Paddington Bear film, and Sandi Toksvig quipped that Paddington would still arrive at the station, he’d just be ‘removed and destroyed by the security services’.  Holly Walsh … Continue reading

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Passing your prime

I remember some received wisdom when I was in sixth form that anyone wanting to study mathematics should not take a year out but go straight to university from finishing A levels. I definitely remember a theory that your ‘mathematical … Continue reading

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