Tag: celebration

life and faith

Accepting a proposal

A handsome man proposed to me at the weekend. We sat in a public place with voices murmuring in the background, glasses chinking and food being heartily consumed by ravenous folk around us. We’d hope to join them in eating here but the long delay for food meant we sat …
life and faith

Basking in the afterglow

 I wasn’t ready for Christmas, despite every good intention, a beautiful book list, devotions to dive into and expectations high during Advent. Presents were wrapped, all was ready on the surface, family had arrived and my husband had the catering in hand. I was as rested as I could be …
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Celebrating a man and a marriage

Nobody really knows the inside story of a relationship apart from the two people involved in it. Our marriage certainly didn’t look like a marriage made in heaven from the outset. I had a troubled, dysfunctional childhood, my parents were divorced and my future mother-in-law clearly disapproved of her son’s choice. We …
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Because you’re worth it

 It’s that time of year again. Warmly, reassuringly, comfortingly familiar. With mystery at its heart to make it extra special. We buy the presents. We buy into the pressure to spend, spend, spend. We buy what we think others will like, need, deserve maybe. Packaged, beribboned, sparkly, tantalisingly tempting in …
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Time to celebrate?

Welcome to the party. It’s time to celebrate! Don’t worry – I’ve saved you a piece of cake. What am I celebrating – do I hear you say? The reasons are manifold. This is definitely the season to celebrate human endeavour and achievement with the Olympics and Paralympics, both of which …

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