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Everyday Life

Everyday Life

By Liz Hinds
Talking about family, topical news, and Jesus.
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Do pets go to heaven?
We had to say goodbye to our gorgeous golden retriever, George, after he had been a large part of our lives for nearly fifteen years.
September 12, 2022
It finally got me
After avoiding it for two and a half years I tested positive for Covid. Research shows that people over 60 are more likely to suffer Covid brain fog so you know what to blame for this!
August 28, 2022
You got a friend in me
If a friend is someone with whom you have a close, loving or intimate relationship, then I can count my friends on the fingers of one hand.
August 14, 2022
Does God make mistakes?
I was born with eleven toes. Was that God's mistake?
August 07, 2022
The devil in the details
Or God in the detail?  Which one's for you?
July 31, 2022
Be like seaweed and cling
Even when we're old and grey there is one hand we can cling onto.
July 24, 2022
It's not what you wear ...
It's the way that you wear it. Does what you wear matter?
July 17, 2022
Growing up in the Bronx
From New York gang member to travelling evangelist via NYPD.
July 10, 2022
Are you a sheep?
If you were an animal which one would you choose to be?
July 03, 2022
We've got to talk about Simon
Was Simon zealous about hygiene? Are you a shade or sun person? Listen in to find out more!
June 26, 2022
New every morning
Each day brings a fresh chance, a new beginning.
June 21, 2022
You're nobody till somebody loves you
And other untruths we tell ourselves.
June 12, 2022
You can't rely on popularity. One day you're the favourite, the next you're the villain. Are there any exceptions to the rule?
June 06, 2022
Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heart sick
"Do you want to get well?" That's a strange question to ask an invalid but often our response to questions is unexpected.
May 29, 2022
Can't buy me love
Long before the Beatles sang it a tax collector in Jericho discovered that money isn't always the answer.
May 22, 2022
The right to the pursuit of happiness
Is happiness something we can find? And if so where do we look?
May 15, 2022
Bindweed of the brain
Bindweed in the garden is notoriously hard to get rid of. Left on its own it can kill plants or reduce growth but just cutting off the shoots won't help. The roots go deep and spread. Rather like those negative thoughts we have about ourselves. 
May 02, 2022
Something a little different. Two scriptures and two monologues from Mary, mother of Jesus.
April 17, 2022
Slapping comedians and other upsets
We know violence isn't the answer but is it ever justified?
April 10, 2022
Missing Mum
If we miss our mothers or never knew them, or if it seems we’ve lost them to a fog of dementia, we can turn to God safe in the knowledge that his love is stronger, that his compassion and forgiveness greater, that he will never forget us.
April 03, 2022
What's in a name?
If I were called Tiffany would I be a different person now?
March 29, 2022
It's not fair!
Why do bad things happen to good people?
March 21, 2022
Giving it up
Whatever you're giving up for Lent don't give up hope!
March 21, 2022
To be a refugee
As Russia invades Ukraine and thousands of people flee their homes I'm thinking about an earlier refugee, and how he might have been treated.
March 06, 2022
Storm warning
Storm Gladys is coming. That was my grandmother's name and if this storm is anything like my Grandmother, you'd better watch out!
February 27, 2022
Ever been rejected?
“To be a writer is to embrace rejection as a way of life.” So said a famous American writer but do lots of rejections make you immune to pain?
February 20, 2022
Telling tales
We all do it.
February 15, 2022
Where we're going not where we're from
My ancestral home is a castle. Or a dilapidated house in a village depending which branch of the family tree you follow.
February 15, 2022
The Welsh Valentine
In Wales we have our own patron saint of love but we also have a lot of other saints, perhaps where you might least expect to find them.
January 30, 2022
Gardening for beginners
Advice #1: getting rids of weeds is a full-time job.
January 27, 2022
How to change the world
How Jesus tells us we can change the world.
January 16, 2022
A good resolution
Trying to not be shy is like asking a tiger to resolve to be rid of his stripes. So what's a more achievable resolution?
January 02, 2022
The Difference
What difference does a baby born over two thousand years ago make to the world? To you?
December 26, 2021
Mary's Boy Child
The grungy chaos of birth, and an heroic young woman
December 19, 2021
But who is my neighbour?
On Thanksgiving morning we woke up to the news that 27 people had died trying to cross the English Channel. What should our attitude to them be?
December 05, 2021
Little Things mean a Lot
Kathy Kallen sang that in 1954 - no, I don't remember her but I do remember the song - but have we lost the art of appreciating the small things of life?
November 21, 2021
What would Jesus do?
Are you frustrated by the news you hear every day? It's so unremittingly bad. What can we do as Christians? What would Jesus do?
November 14, 2021
We are family
Church in its best version is family, the sort of family you'd choose for yourself. 
October 31, 2021
A trip in space or food for your children?
When children in the first world go to school hungry. What can we do?
October 24, 2021
Let it go!
From Elsa to CS Lewis, thoughts on autumn and letting go.
October 17, 2021
Follow that dream!
We owe a lot to people like Dr Martin Luther King who followed their dreams and made life better for us all. But what about our own dreams?
October 10, 2021
Talking to God
Are you a good pray-er? I don't think I am.
October 07, 2021
Memories are made of this
What will you leave behind when you're gone?
October 07, 2021
Beauty out of rubbish
A cross made of driftwood and old rope, a window made of discarded glass. Beauty out of rubbish.
September 06, 2021
Our Father?
When your experience of fathers is bad how do you relate to  Father God?
August 30, 2021
An answer to prayer
Or just coincidence? How easy do you find it to trust God?
August 26, 2021
It's all about me
How I became a Christian in 8 minutes.
August 21, 2021
Enjoy yourself - it's later than you think
Does God really want us to enjoy ourselves?
August 18, 2021
It's good to talk
A bit late in life but I finally realise that it IS good to talk.
August 12, 2021
Are my feelings justified?
Sometimes your emotions get the better of you despite your best intentions.
August 02, 2021
Cookie Disaster
Life doesn't always go the way you planned.
August 02, 2021
Be Kind
Is God a mean God?
August 02, 2021
3 Loss and worry
Jesus tells us not to worry but that's hard when your son and his family are going to live in Italy.
July 12, 2021
1. Everything I know about football
I support Wales - in particular the Welsh rugby team - but does that mean I should hate England? The Stereophonics thought so.
July 01, 2021
2. Do you love yourself?
I struggle with self-esteem. Yet I'm a Christian who's supposed to be beyond all that worldly stuff like slimming, and dying my hair. In this episode we look at what God thinks about us, and how even knowing that it's not always simple to love yourself.
July 01, 2021