Category Archives: Real Life Stories

377. Honouring a Very Special Person! Carole Ann Holbeck, 1943 -2019

On the 22nd January 2021 I would have been celebrating with my wife our 55th Wedding Anniversary. However the Lord took her home to Himself on the 31st October 2019, but not before we had enjoyed over 50 years of … Continue reading

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375. Ephesians1:3. Thanking God For What We Have In Christ. [Part of the Epistle reading for this Sunday 03 January 2021]

Back in 2016 my wife Carole and I had just received the results of tests regarding an occasional mild haemorrhage she had experienced over several weeks which showed that her condition was extremely serious and indeed life-threatening. Our doctor gave … Continue reading

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373. Failing To See The Obvious. Again! The Words Solstice And Armistice. And A Personal Note!

When you reach 85 years it is nice to have some warmer weather and longer daylight hours. That got me thinking about the summer “solstice” when the sun “pauses” over the Tropic of Capricorn [thus the day with longest daylight … Continue reading

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372. Remembering Remembrance Days. A personal memory.

WE stood for a minute’s silence on Remembrance Day [Armistice Day] to remember!  To remember all those who had fought for their country in all the conflicts and wars since the early part of the 20th century, and how so many … Continue reading

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370. Life’s Unforgettable Moments. A personal Reflection. Coping with Personal Grief

There are moments in our lives that we will never forget. Sometimes they just happen out of the blue and at other times they occur as part of a process we are going through. One such moment was way back … Continue reading

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369. Reflecting On Birthdays. A Personal Note Written On My Own Birthday. Coping With Personal Grief.

Every birthday we have, has a different form. Things can happen even on birthdays. Last year when I turned 84 I had an early morning radiotherapy hit [number 44 of 45 scheduled for treatment for prostate cancer] and later my … Continue reading

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364. Memories That Bring Tears To Your Eyes And Praise To Your Lips. A Personal Reflection. 2Corinthians 12:9

We humans are funny creatures and we are all so very different. I was reflecting on this a few days ago when I was thinking of how certain dates can become so significant in our lives as individuals. Significant things … Continue reading

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361. A Prayer That Needs To Be Prayed For A World In Turmoil. The Prayer of St Ignatius of Loyola.

It is marvelous how seemingly small things in our lives leave a massive impact. I was thinking recently about a prayer I learned when I first became a Christian in 1958. Many of the phrases in the prayer, even now, … Continue reading

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350. Because Jesus Rose, Our Hopes Can Rise As Well. Easter Day And Its Rich Meaning For Those Who Grieve Loved Ones. [John 13:1-6 And Other Verses on Jesus’ Resurrection and Second Coming.]

Easter! Death and resurrection! Sadness and happiness! Sorrow and joy! Every Easter season is a time for sharing greetings with loved ones, and where possible, spending quality time together. We can all look back over many years with happy memories … Continue reading

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349. Responding To The Coronavirus Threat. Faith Can Overcome Fear. The Better Way Of Love! A Personal Note.

There have been many helpful articles published over the last few weeks which have suggested that it is much better to have faith than to have fear. Especially in relation to the threat of the Coronavirus. Most of the articles … Continue reading

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