SAFE

 ONE SUNDAY IN AUGUST   ‘…for he (the Lord God) guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.’ Proverbs 2:8   My then fiancé (now husband) and I cruised through Melbourne enjoying the crisp and clear winter’s day. We parked in Spotswood and walked along the banks of the […]

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THE SILENT SUFFERER

Sowing and Reaping.   She perched on the kerb waiting. The minutes stretched, ticking into what seemed to her, an eternity. Cars whizzed past. With each car that emerged around the corner, the hope—her mum’s car. That battered blue FJ Holden, had suffered many knocks in its fifteen years of life. Like me, same age […]

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MESSAGE IN TIME…

…FROM MY FUTURE ME.   “Grandma, can I excuse the table?” I asked. Grandma chuckled. “You mean, be excused from the table, dear.” I nodded and then pushed my chair from the old wooden table. “Yes, you may, but don’t go too far,” Grandma said. “Go only to the end of the road and then […]

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SCHOOL DAYS: DISCIPLINE

    I Threw the Book Back at the Teacher   Mrs. Cranky (not her real name), our relief teacher looked like she’d stepped out of a Dickens’ tale—that’s what I remember of her from when I was in Grade 1. At the age of six, to me, she appeared so old, as though she […]

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