Archive | March, 2012

Gift

This is my ‘Five minute Friday’, inspired by Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama.  The idea is that you write for five minutes flat on a topic, without worrying about whether it’s right or not.  Check out others’ interesting 5-minute posts on the topic here. This is my best five minutes on: Gift GO I am […]

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Like those who dreamed

“A place of tears” Photo credit: Olga Oslina   How do you pray when the joy has gone and your present experience is a place of tears?   How do you process it when all the good things in your life are in the past, and your present is just hard work and sorrow?   […]

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Loud

This is my ‘Five minute Friday’, inspired by Gypsy Mama.  The idea is that you write for five minutes flat on a topic, without worrying about whether it’s right or not.  This was my first time doing it – and it was kinda fun!  Check out others’ interesting 5-minute posts on the topic here. I […]

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Flowers and Tears and Mothers’ Day

It was Saturday, the evening before Mothering Sunday and I was chatting to my husband as we ate dinner. We were discussing the Mothers’ Day tradition of handing out posies of flowers to all women at church.   “I really don’t think it’s a good idea,” I explained. “I worry that the positives about giving […]

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Repainting life with your teeth

This post first appeared as a guest post for Anita Mathias’ excellent blog, Dreaming Beneath the Spires.  You can check it out here. When I was twelve, I was asked to give a book review to the rest of the class.  It was supposed to be on our favourite book.  Lots of other girls stood […]

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This Should Not Be

I have always had a passion for issues of justice.  I have this on good authority from my parents.  (Apparently I used to say, ‘That’s not fair!’ a lot.  Obviously, some may translate this as a small child being annoyed at not getting her own way.  I myself prefer to see it as an early […]

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M.E. – Relapses and mountain climbing

M.E. is a relapsing-remitting illness, much like M.S.  This means that there are times when the body suddenly ‘crashes’, with a worsening of symptoms and an increase of disability. This is a relapse.  Remission for me is not like cancer remission, where there are no symptoms at all.  Rather it means that the symptoms are […]

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