A Mother’s Pride

There they are! Handsome, intelligent sons who address their superiors with respect. Polite, yet firm in their convictions. “Those two are my boys/my son’s”. Daniel was born to an Israelite mother who did a wonderful, caring job of raising her son, who, in even the gravest of circumstances held on to all he believed. Never before … Continue reading

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My Children – One Day at a Time

Although ‘my children’ are already grown up  ~ I pray that they will understand-learn that although some/most people measure excellence and success solely by the bottom line – the money they take home.  Some put their hope in wealth   (1 Timothy 6 :17) and build their lives to accommodate its pursuit. I pray that … Continue reading

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Time ~ Change ~ Trust

Life for most of us is not a steady-paved stroll through time with a beginning, a middle, and an end – like a well constructed play.  It is filled with change.  We change schools, careers, homes, relationships, and ‘images’ almost as casually as our great-grandparents changed horses. Not that all change is by choice.  Tragedy … Continue reading

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Confession & Praise Report

  I have a confession and a praise report for today. Since I was a child, I suffered with headaches and migraine. In 1986 I was very ill and had morphine on a regular basis for pain. To cut a long story, short, after the morphine, I started taking prescription pain killers and then moved … Continue reading

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True Love -Valentine

 This is a post I did for Valentine’s day last year and would like to repost it for this year as well. I thought this quite appropriate for Valentine’s Day and all those single people out there who feel left out because they don’t feel loved or have anyone to love them. I grew up knowing that Jesus loved … Continue reading

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Are You Barren?

I would love to know where this image comes from so that I can give the source credit! Oh WOW within a couple of minutes I get the name of the Photo Source: ‘Shirley Francis-Salley’ ~ To go straight there, click on the link: http://www.shiftycharacters.net/shifty-characters-blog.html So God wants you to know right now that in whatever area you … Continue reading

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The Book of Hosea – Serving by Loving – The Sinners Prayer

Hosea prophesies during the last days of Israel (see 2 Kings 14:23 17-41) . Focusing on her sin of spiritual adultery (that is idolatry). He warns them God will punish them unless they change their ways.  But he also reminds them of God’s incredible love, pleading with them to repent. As you read this book, … Continue reading

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Why? Questions, Questions …..

Sometimes when we ask God or Why questions, instead of giving us answers He gives us himself, the Comforter. From Luke 11:13 even as a father gives good gifts to their children, so our Father gives the best gift, the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to us as we ask. It reminded me of conversations with … Continue reading

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God’s Amazing Grace

A friend brought this to my attention and I wanted to share it with the world! I shook my head in disbelief. This couldn’t be the right place. After all, I couldn’t possibly be welcome here. I had been given an invitation several times, by several different people, and had finally decided to see what … Continue reading

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Protected: Debra’s Birthday & Christmas Presents

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Women of Prayer

Thank you Karen Burton Mains. In one year, Christianity lost three holy women of faith, Agnes Sanford, Corrie ten Boom and Catherine Marshall – as well as countless others whose names are unknown but who nevertheless did the work of God in this World.  These are the women who knew what it meant to experience … Continue reading

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The Price & Reward for Raising Children ?

This was shared on Facebook and I just love it.  Originally came from a site called GodVine – I think? The Price (and Reward) of Raising Children. This is just too good not to pass on to all. Here is something absolutely positive for a change. I have repeatedly seen the breakdown of the cost … Continue reading

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Life is not Fair!

  “THAT’S NOT FAIR!” How many times had I heard that from one my my children (when they were young and still at home) when someone else had eaten the last piece of cake or stayed up ten mnutes longer than the other or been given a little bit more attention when they were sick? … Continue reading

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Life’s Riches

Photo removed:  apparently it belonged to someone else.  Apologies Crysti 😦 …….. Isn’t it great to know that God is not against Rich People.  Here we see that God actually makes some people rich and then tops this off by enabling them to enjoy it!  They are so busy using their money for the glory of … Continue reading

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Grief

I have had an absence from writing for a while – there have been lots of  ‘things’ happening in my life and old feelings I thought I had laid aside, have been brought to the surface.  It’s amazing how you think that you have dealt with issues in your life – only to find them … Continue reading

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Are you ‘Flexible’ ? Is everything under Scrutiny?

Many of us are crippled from birth.  The backbone of our standard for living comes fused into unyielding rules and regulations.  We are rigid in our determination to control life’s course and outcome. We have this need to scrutinise every little detail of life, through a magnifying glass. We are so sure, for example, how … Continue reading

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Virginity – A Treasure to Protect

Dorothy Patterson The Jewish people held Song of Songs in high esteem and considered it among their holiest books.  This book honours conjugal love, including it’s most romantic expressions.  One finds there a theology of sexuality, which, as designed by God, offers unfailing beauty and incomparable worth.  The Creator designed this most intimate union to … Continue reading

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JANINE ROBINSON – We are seeing miracles unfold

Either, before or after you read this current post…… For those who didn’t read the previous post about Janine and her journey can click on this link and it will take you straight there  ……. http://debras-daily-dialogue.com/2011/08/15/576/ Janine and her hubby Brett   A while ago, I featured a guest post on a friend, Janine Robinson and … Continue reading

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How do YOU feel about old age/ageing?

I don’t mind getting old! Do you? As we age, we are ‘One Day Nearer to Home!’.  That idea thrills me!! I can understand why people ‘who have nothing much to look forward to’ try frantically and futilely to hang on to their past-youth. Some, get a face-lift, plaster their makeup on ever more thickly, … Continue reading

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My Bedroom & My Husband

Just a reminder today that good husbands are a rare ‘commodity’ 🙂   (yes, I use the word commodity) I love mine! I have decided to paint the inside of our home.  Hubby has said he doesn’t mind what the colours are – I have ‘carte blanche’.  Now, what woman can resist an opportunity like … Continue reading

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Our Anniversary

Anthony & I with Derick Derbyshire Look how young we look 🙂 I can’t believe that I have been with Anthony since 1998.  Goodness me but the years have flown by.  To be honest, ours has been a pretty rocky up and down relationship.  Anything and everything that can go wrong in a relationship, happened … Continue reading

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The question of Fatherhood

This is quite a serious topic of conversation for me.  I am actually making this public for the first time in my life. I seem to be doing a lot of that lately 🙂 When I was 21 I found out that my Daddy wasn’t my biological Father. I actually didn’t have a problem with … Continue reading

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Marck & Michael

I don’t have a post for today… but I do, however, have a photograph of my two sons taken on my Elder Son’s 30th Birthday in Cape Town, South Africa.  I wasn’t there to share this with him and this photo means the world to me!!! “If I must boast, I will boast of the … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Conversation is exercise of the mind.. Gossip is simply exercise of the tongue.  If you didn’t see it with your eyes it shouldn’t be coming out of your mouth (~~,) I personally think this is good advice! A friend recently posted this on her profile and I sent her a private message relating to this. … Continue reading

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Home

Some of our hidden strength comes from knowing……. where our home is! I remember different holidays over different periods of time…. Sleeping in different beds, a hotel, a cabana, a boat, a gullet etc…..  We literally lived out of our suitcases.  Whilst on holiday, my Bible, my notebook and the different beds… became home.   Could … Continue reading

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Trust

My 2 Son’s, Marck & Michael A Mother comes equipped with an internal anxiety meter.  It’s right in the middle of her heart and has each child’s name engraved on it.  There are certain phrases in the English Language that cause it to jump and spin ….. ”Mom, my principal wants a meeting with you right away!. … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns (Hubby Tony’s Recipe)

Easter is celebrated  in different ways all over the world. Hot cross buns & spice buns which are similar,  decorated with the symbolic cross are generally eaten on Good Friday. Ingredients 375 ml Milk 60 g butter 4 x 250 ml cake flour 15 ml mixed spice 5 ml ground cinnamon 5 ml salt 55 … Continue reading

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Going upPPPPP – for now ;(

                                          No ….. no no no no I don’t have a big smile on my face! but….. I am still POsitiVe!!!!!! Instead of losing a couple of pounds, I have gained a couple of pounds. OH DeAr……  :O I have gained 2 of these so far :o( Keep smiling, keep persevering…. keep drinking lots of … Continue reading

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Trust..Pray..Trust..Pray

I woke up this morning feeling a bit ‘grey’ – Not my normal sprightly self!  The words that keep pounding in my head are Trust Pray Trust Pray ……. I can’t seem to get them out of my mind! This brought me to a poem, written by:  Louisa M R Stead that I would like to share … Continue reading

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A Whale of a Time :)

What a glorious day!   The weather was beautiful.  My ‘girls’ (the chickens) weren’t fighting …. tooo much…. anyway. ‘big smile on my face! I walked around the entire garden.  Gave it a lovely sprinkling of water and once again was amazed at the amount of growth on the trees and flowers etc.  My darling hubby, digging away … Continue reading

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Self Sacrifice

Once upon a time, there were  two porcupines – desiring to get warm, they drew close to each other.  As they did, they needled one another.  It hurt so much that they pulled apart.   But when they did, they got cold again, so they drew close once more, and hurt each other as before.  Their predicament, … Continue reading

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Petunia

Flower (white), Petal (Grey) Poppy (Black/Brown) Please take note the ‘three’ girls are having their sand-bath and excluding little ‘Petunia’. Petunia’s First Egg (In the kitchen) Just before bed-time at about 19h30 in the evening Petunia about to lay her ‘first egg ‘These Pictures have been taken with my Nokia Phone Camera as they are … Continue reading

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An addition to the family…. (no, it’s not a baby!)

Day One A day that should have been a happy one, turned into sadness! As everyone knows – We have three beautiful chickens (my babies)  Petal, Poppy & Flower.  Yesterday, my hubby and I bought another (and called her, Petunia).  I was quite excited and couldn’t wait to get home to introduce her to the other three. I was so … Continue reading

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De-Clutter

De-Clutter : Is there such a word? I’m going through a funny phase of life right now…  All I want to do is ‘de-clutter’.  I have too many ‘things’. I used to live in a very large house with lots of lovely ‘things’ .  Now, I live in a smaller house with lots of lovely … Continue reading

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My Darling Hubby

Mostly everyone who know’s me  is aware that I have an extremely sensitive nose (which is a good thing …..:) The sensitive ‘nose’ thing ! I woke up this morning to a whiff of something lovely coming from the kitchen! Off course, I immediately knew it was a cake – Yummy!!! only…. it was a chocolate … Continue reading

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True Friends

Pray for those we love – and be reminded,  once again, that God’s love unites people as friends – forever! Friends with a common bond! TIME has a way of defining true friends.  I have discovered that passing years and growing distance are ineffective obstacles to the mutual love between my friends and me.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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My Garden

Out of the darkness & despair comes life & light Butterfly Cottage Photo’s ~ December 2010 I am sharing ‘just this ONE photo’ today, with more to follow  as part of my Journey through Life! Life is so Fragile and yet ………..

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No East or West

With the current state of affairs in the world (Japan) earthquakes, tsunamis, different languages and people… I thought I would share this message written by Linda Ching Sledge. MY Hometown Church is on a winding street on the outskirts of old Honolulu.  It was built in the 1880’s by Boston missionaries who served the earliest … Continue reading

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Busy Busy Busy

I haven’t been blogging as often as I would like lately, which brings me to today’s post. MOST people are just soooo busy.  This should be a point for quick agreement, but the subtle danger involved in our busy lives is that most of us never stop to realise that in most cases we can do … Continue reading

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Making a ‘spectacle’ of myself :)

I dont know what it is but lately I have been going a little crazy (my hubby would say; …….  Lately?) I have been wandering around our home, looking in every corner of the house and I cannot find my classes (spectacles) anywhere. I can type without looking at the keyboard, so that’s not a problem.  … Continue reading

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The right foot and the wrong foot or ……. (Weird)

So… anything weird/different/strange  happen to you today? I woke up this morning happy to be going to the hairdressers (my hair is incredibly thick) and I have to keep it cut regularly otherwise even brushes wont do the trick. I heard my hubby calling from downstairs and I wasn’t even dresseed yet!   Rush rush rush  … Continue reading

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Petal, Poppy & Flower

It’s been a while since I spoke about my 3 babies. Petal (Grey) Poppy (Black/Brown) Flower (White) They are used to us now and a pleasure to have.  Besides the fact that they give us at least 3 large eggs every day, I am amazed at how sociable these creatures are.  They love it when … Continue reading

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A compromising position GOD IS IN CONTROL!

My hubby & I spent the morning at the bank.  Our bank accounts had been compromised! A blessing was that we didn’t lose much!  The bank had also just managed to stop a transaction from overseas for over £600.00. New cards have been ordered and we now have to be patient …. easier said than … Continue reading

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Everlasting Love

I thought this quite appropriate for Valentine’s Day coming up and all those single people out there who feel left out because they don’t feel loved or have anyone to love them. I grew up knowing that Jesus loved people.  So, as an adult, I thought I knew Gods love until tragedy hit my life. … Continue reading

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A New addition & Feeling Spoilt

My Hubby has always loved Emeralds and promised me that he would replace one I had lost. Only, I wasn’t to know when or where. Well, I was surprised and given this beautiful ring as a present – and needless to say am feeling very spoilt at the moment.  Having the majority of my lady friends who love jewellery … Continue reading

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Today

I woke up this morning to a beautiful blue sky… it’s now only 11h46 and what happened to the blue:  it’s grey and dark and threatening rain….. What to do …. What to do ….. I can carry on with the book I have been writing  …. ? I have been so inspired by friends’ … Continue reading

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WOMEN WHO MULTI-TASK in their Daily Lives

The majority of women lead an active life! …. Yes? It simply feels like life gets out of control.. Do you find yourself waking up in the morning, dreading to face the new day and the seemingly endless chores and duties.  Do you find your prayer time suffering and have a feeling of being totally … Continue reading

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French Toast & Tea

French Toast, Apricot Jam & Earl Grey Tea for Breakfast today and brought to me ‘in bed’.  Aren’t I blessed  …… ? One of the many ‘little ways’ my hubby shows me how much he loves me!

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The Flue Bug

I’m feeling pretty lousy with sore eyes, throat and body…. Need to stay in bed and fight this bug… ! (James 5:14 KJV) “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:” 

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Lemon Meringue Pie

This was my surprise tonight ~ Given to me  by my Darling Husband, Tony – a lovely slice of home-made ”Lemon Meringue Pie” & a cup of Earl Grey Tea . Yummy !!! So much for the diet Ooooooo 😉 What diet? ha ha

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BABOTIE : A Tradional South African Recipe

I have decided to share one of my Hubby’s favourite, lovely, Traditional South African Recipe’s with you today.  This is a classic South African dish and if you visit a restaurant serving traditional South African foods you are almost sure to come across this meal.  It’s a dish that reflects the history of the country … Continue reading

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He is near!

I can remember a long time ago – after my (then) husband had died (murdered in JHB) and my children and I had moved from our lovely home, to one place to another place.  I lost my job because my mind wasn’t on work and was too worried about how to feed my children and … Continue reading

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