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Under Attack

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Several years ago, as we were enjoying dinner with friends, my nine year old daughter questioned me out of the blue. “Mummy, why do you always eat with your mouth open?” This was followed by an exaggerated impersonation of how she suggested I ate. As you can imagine, I was horrified. “Abigail, don’t be rude! Of course I don’t eat with my mouth open… do I, daddy?” (Remember we had guests with us). I was shocked at my husband’s response….

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What’s Your Fix?

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While I was growing up, I experienced my fair share of hurt but I never considered myself to be wounded. The day I got my school results set my life on a new course. I was 16 and I did well. The achievement gave me a rushing sense of self-worth. It felt like I’d taken a harmless drug and I liked the effects. I liked them very much. Success junkie As the years went on, I continued to seek success….

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Scared

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After God delivered me from fear, I realised that I was still afraid of one thing: horses. I like to go for long runs in the countryside and the route I usually took had a new set of visitors – some huge four-legged friends! For a few days, I avoided the offending field. It was easy to argue quite reasonably about this one – horses are much bigger than me and I am sure there must be stories of gruesome…

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