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DIVORCE HURTS

As a child of divorced parents, I spent many years believing that I was to blame for their divorce. I also blamed God for not answering my prayer to keep my parents together.  It was only as I grew older … Continue reading

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‘I WANT THEM TO BE HAPPY’

I have a friend who is a narrative therapist. I met her when my children were still very young and over the years I have phoned her up and cried “HELP!” On one particular day she listened to me ramble … Continue reading

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THE THREE GREATEST GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD

The greatest gift you can give your child is a knowledge of God. There is no greater gift. In order to be able to give this gift to your child you, yourself, must first have a relationship with the living … Continue reading

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PARENTING – A THANKLESS JOB!

This morning after I had dropped my children off at school the thought crossed my mind that “sometimes it is quite a thankless job being a parent”. God immediately replied “Tell me about it Noel. I totally agree with you! … Continue reading

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CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING DESPITE WHAT WE THINK

One day I was taking our eight-year-old daughter and her friend to a party.  As we were driving, they started discussing the variety of jobs their parents held. My daughter’s friend said, “My mom is a teacher, an editor, and … Continue reading

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THE SUPPER TABLE

Recently I asked my fourteen-year-old daughter what her idea of marriage is.  Her reply amazed me.  She said that her idea of marriage is like ‘the supper table’! Below are some of the reasons she gave.  I have taken her … Continue reading

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When Jesus looks at you, what does He see?

When Jesus looks at you, what does He see? If He was to walk into the room where you are now, climb into the car you are driving right now, start walking next to you as you take your daily … Continue reading

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