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King Alfred and the cakes. Blog 8-2017

Songs of Praise was filmed in Winchester the other Sunday and concluded with a prayer by Alfred the Great. We were shown his statue which was unveiled on the occasion of his Millenary and mention of him was made during … Continue reading

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Brother Lawrence Blog 45-2016

On Sunday our Pastor used the phrase ‘practicing the presence of God’ during his message and thoughts of Brother Lawrence popped into my mind. Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection as he is known served in a Carmelite Monastery in Paris … Continue reading

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‘Encourage Yourself!’ Blog 33 – 2016

I will never forget the day our grandson Michael, who was eight years old at the time, had to run twice around the large running track at Little Athletics. Michael has Cystic Fibrosis, which causes respiratory system complications among other … Continue reading

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‘All night, all day,….Angels?’ Blog 17-2016

Back in September/October 2003 our friends Gloria and Fred were returning from spending winter in North Queensland. Gloria was driving their red Toyota and Fred was driving the nearly new white Toyota he had purchased at the Government Car Auction … Continue reading

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‘The Brick House’ Blog 15-2016

Our final house with the Salvation Army had been a brick one. Yvette, who was five years old when we resigned, was very impressed with this. In fact over the months following she would remind us. Whenever the subject of … Continue reading

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‘…..and trust some more’ Blog 14-2016

We had been in the Dennis Avenue property mentioned in Blog No 13 just on a year when the owner decided to put the house on the market. It had been a good year although we had lost Charlie our … Continue reading

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‘Hang on help is on the way’ Blog No 12 – 2016

‘Hang on help is on the way.’ So sang the Little River Band back in the late seventies. Some times that is all you can do, hang on and trust that help is on the way. We returned from our … Continue reading

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Tasman Bridge Part 1

Travelling back and forth over the Tasman Bridge in Hobart recently reminded me of an incident back in 1977 when I flew with five year old Yvette to Launceston to see my parents. Before we departed, friends, who had just … Continue reading

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You’re at home in the Family

Recently Jill and Peter, Doug’s niece and her husband were in Central Melbourne on a visit from South Australia. We arranged to get together at Glen Waverley, a twenty minute drive North West of Endeavour Hills and a shorter train … Continue reading

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Isn’t prayer just talking to God?

My mother related that she learned to pray, read and sew, in front the large stove in her grandmothers kitchen in London. (See icecreams page 6) Talking to God was part of her life from that time on. I remember … Continue reading

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