Are you destroying yourself?

This week, I’ve been gripped by another Netflix special; Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Jessica is a tortured, messed-up, alcoholic private investigator who has a secret – she’s also a superhero. She developed the gift of super strength after surviving a car accident which killed her whole family. She’s now mostly alone in the world, trying to…

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When God forgets you.

Joseph was a pretty good person – a bit of a big mouth at times, but overall he wasn’t a bad bloke, he just needed to curb the bad habit of blurting all his thoughts out loud. But, somehow or other, through a series of messy circumstances, he ended up in prison falsely accused of…

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When you’re not invited to the party.

Recently, I found myself sitting on the edge of a clique I wasn’t part of.  The large group of friends was huddled together, laughing, sharing funny in-jokes, and probably (hopefully) unaware that someone was sitting on the edge, feeling like they weren’t invited to the party.    I always used to think that only kids…

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Your life could change…today…

Isaac was an only child.  Well, he had a half brother, (an old family skeleton, they’d rather forget) but Ishmael was long gone now and Isaac was left at home with his elderly dad Abraham. His mum Sarah had died several years before. The family were wealthy landowners, had everything materially they could wish for, but Isaac was…

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The first night I met him…

I’ll always remember the first time I met him. It’s hard to forget. I was only small (maybe 4 or 5) and I’d woken up in the middle of the night, really thirsty.  There was a soft, warm glow of light shining under my bedroom door, coming from downstairs and so (ever the explorer) I…

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Confessions of a cynic…

I confess, religious cynicism has me in its bony grip. I’m not a cynic about God or his astonishing power, but I do tend to run, like a wailing banshee (whatever a banshee is) from any kind of fad or ‘God-will-listen-if-you-pray-THIS-way’ philosophies. Despite it all, I try to keep (at first) an open mind and…

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