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One evening, some time after the great Crimean War of 1854-55, a company of military and naval officers met at dinner in London. They were talking over the war, as soldiers and sailors love to do, and somebody said: "Who, of all the workers in the Crimea, will be longest remembered?" Each guest was asked to give his opinion on this point, and each one wrote a name on a slip of paper. There were many slips, but when they came to be examined there was only one name, for every single man had wr ...
 
The Getting of Wisdom tells the story of Laura Rambotham, a 12-year-old girl who is just starting at her boarding school. This is based on Henry Handel Richardson’s experiences of her own school, the Prebysterian Ladies College in central Melbourne. The story goes through her friends and enemies and all the life of a boarding school in early 20th century Australia, and all the subjects and learning too. Laura learns a lot but her education does not satisfy her, and her social life is thrown ...
 
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This week Elspeth discovers what “The Living Room” is all about, and indeed it is a place where many come to discover and be helped to be free from all sorts of addictions. Lara Ford, a member of staff, paints a picture of how they make each person comfortable to listen and start to talk about themselves and their problems not only one to one with …
 
Today Elspeth talks to an enthusiastic member of the organisation called STEP – the St Albans and Harpenden Educational Project. Amy Cahill, a trained teacher goes into some of the 25 schools but not to teach as such, but to provide talking points, interactive games, sometimes cooking or even pottery, to explain to the young people the essence of w…
 
Elspeth meets a large puppet in the shape of a pencil, and is intrigued at how Hazel and Neil, man and wife, put on shows with puppets or clowns, and through them make the Gospel of Jesus relevant not only to children but to adults. There’s a lot of creativity stemming from this couple, whether seen on Zoom or for real. The post One to One with… Ha…
 
Today Elspeth talks to a senior lady with a lively faith, – one who committed her life to Jesus, sixty two years ago. With a family who needed to move around, she has experienced many jobs, for instance a being dental nurse and various types of child care. She also cared lovingly for a son with special needs. She was married twice, and both her hus…
 
Elspeth does a retrospective here, and recalls , after a marriage in her 30’s, she and her husband David, decided to try for a baby. Baby Sarah Elizabeth brought much joy, but the forceps entry into the world caused much pain for her mum. This , of course, is remembering from a long time ago, as the baby now has 3 little girls of her own and Elspet…
 
And Elspeth has been looking in detail at the colour yellow, which is unusual as it can evoke two different moods – on the dark side – a mood of cowardice and fear, and on the other side, a mood of light and glory. She hasn’t listed all the shades of yellow you can choose from, but you can imagine the range from the colour of honey to the pale colo…
 
Currently, the subject of “saving the planet” is one of the topics on our minds here in Britain. We are starting to think “ internationally”. However, Elspeth points out that regarding the different faiths that we happily tolerate here in Britain, apart from a few dedicated mission societies, we do precious little about the horrific persecution of …
 
Have you had tea with your grandparents lately? Have you asked “Alexa” to do your bidding? Do you always take a newspaper? After a weekend with her family, Elspeth realises how the younger and older generations can be far apart in their habits and communication. When you want to chat, do you use a letter, a phone call, a text, an e-mail? Is watchin…
 
There are some times in your life when you just do things wrongly, and it isn’t always your fault. Elspeth looks back to a few times when she really “put her foot in it”. You’ll enjoy laughing at her mistakes! The post Just Elspeth (Putting My Foot In It) appeared first on St Albans Podcast with Danny Smith.…
 
After enduring about a year of COVID restrictions, Elspeth looks at all the words that are now quite normal, and part of every day speech. She discovers that words such as pandemic, quarantine, and lockdown compete for the most used words, ever in this past year, and words such as sanitiser, and and social distancing, which were hardly used before …
 
Everyone enjoys remembering stories they read as children. Elspeth surveys the centuries of famous children’s… The post Just Elspeth (The Joy of Children’s Stories) appeared first on St Albans Podcast with Danny Smith.על ידי St Albans Podcast
 
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