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You Can Do It, by Tracy Williamson

Do you ever get that feeling that something is just too hard to contemplate doing?  It feels like what may be simple for someone else is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest to you?  I sense today that God wants to encourage us all through a simple word that He...

Psalm 121 Glasses, by Emily Owen

My six year old niece and I were chatting recently, then she said something I didn’t quite catch (I am deaf so need to lipread). “Pardon?” She looked at me and then said, “Aunty Memem, you need to put your glasses on so you can read me.” She hadn’t noticed I wasn’t...

Being deaf in Lockdown, by Tracy Williamson

The first week in May is designated as ‘deaf awareness week’.  This made me think of how being deaf in the times we are currently living adds an extra dimension to ‘lockdown’.. ‘Stay home’ was the mantra, and so we stayed at home,...

Let’s have a laugh – something to make you smile!

They’re Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for the church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services:   ————————–...

A Psalm for Today, by Christine Pitts

O Lord my God, please listen when I cry out to you, the light has gone and darkness engulfs me. “Look to me, I am the light of the world, and there is no darkness in me at all!” My enemies prowl all around the world like roaring lions longing to devour everyone, and...

Sourdough and Shutdown, by Anthea Owen

We will all remember the year 2020.  Never, in our lifetime, have we experienced global focus on one unseen, yet very present danger – Coronavirus.  To begin with, we watched our tv news in growing disbelief as we saw other countries battling the disease,...

A Deaf Man’s Story

I live in Decapolis which is a region south of the Lake of Galilee and is made up of ten towns.  I hate going out as there are always so many people everywhere. Because I am profoundly deaf and have never heard how words should be pronounced, I can’t speak very well...