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Humiliating mistakes

Admitting that I have made a mistake, even a small one, hurts my pride. Turning up a day early for an appointment I don’t actually want to attend – all the rushing around and effort to get there – only to experience the humiliation of having the day wrong. Why the jab of humiliation?Am I […]

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General

Aggressive non-assertiveness

I learned to ski when I was fourteen years old. To the beginner snow skiing is a very awkward, humiliating experience involving much entanglement of arms, legs, skis and poles. It also entails a lot of time spent picking oneself back up off the snow. My favourite ski instructor was our school outdoor education teacher […]

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Faith

A weaned child

Do you ever miss the irresponsibility of childhood? When your needs were met by parents and you just got on with living rather than worrying. In my previous post I cited  Psalm 131 as an example of being focused on what is most important. The image of a weaned child resting upon its mother has […]