The Peter Principle

During the summer before I started work in my first job, I discovered that not everyone in a position of authority is as competent as their position requires. As young fit teenagers looking for a bit of ready cash, my friend Rik and I found out that the local council...

Plastic Daffodils

I once worked for a man who lived with his mother in a small terraced house in London, where their front garden was just a tiny patch of ground between the house and the pavement. In spite of this, his mother, who was a keen gardener, used to try to make the best use...

Give me sunshine

I am not really a sunbathing enthusiast, but I do know that if I wanted to be, then I would have to go out of doors and expose my skin to the sun. If I did want a tan, however much I desired one, it would not happen by staying in a darkened room and simply trying hard...

Does the Holy Spirit go off somewhere between meetings?

I don’t know if you have noticed, but one of the puzzling things that has crept into some churches over recent years is the strange habit of welcoming the Holy Spirit into meetings. Now of course, I am as pleased as anyone to know that the Holy Spirit is present with...

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