Musings about life by Donald Corbett
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  • Jun21Tue

    Hazelwood June 2022 – No one said it would be easy!

    June 21, 2022 Donald Corbett

    “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.   But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.   Matthew 7: 13-14 (NIV)

    This passage comes from the concluding section of the Sermon on the Mount...

  • Apr3Sun

    Hazelwood April 2022 - Fear Not

    April 3, 2022 Donald Corbett

    Do you have fears?  Most of us do to one degree or another.  Some of us fear heights, closed spaces, illness, or spiders and insects.  Others fear public speaking, abandonment, isolation, humiliation, shame, or sadness.   Fear is an emotion in response to a threat, real or otherwise.

    Being afraid, on the other hand, is to be filled with fear.  It is the adjective to fear’s noun and is used to describe ones’ anxiety concerning a situation or thing.

  • Mar4Fri

    Hazelwood March 2022 - A fork in the road

    March 4, 2022 Donald Corbett

    Lawrence Peter Berra – aka “Yogi” – was not only an American baseball legend, but he was also well known for his ability to turn a phrase.  Over time, these quotes became known as “Yogi-isms”.  Here is one:

  • Feb2Wed

    Hazelwood February 2022 – A winter of discontent?

    February 2, 2022 Donald Corbett

    “Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this son of York; and all the clouds that low’r’d upon our house in the deep bosom of the ocean buried.”  (Richard III, Act 1, Scene 1)

    This opening line to one of Shakespeare’s best known plays is often quoted to describe dismal and unhappy times,...

  • Dec9Thu

    Hazelwood December 2021 - Anticipation!

    December 9, 2021 Donald Corbett

    Do you have any particular memories of the Advent Season?  I certainly do.  As a young boy I couldn’t wait for the Sears and Eaton’s Christmas Catalogues to arrive (yes I am THAT OLD).  When they  finally appeared, with their glossy pages bulging with colourful pictures of the latest toys and games, I would tear...

  • Nov13Sat

    Hazelwood November 2021 - Just Who Is In Charge Here?

    November 13, 2021 Donald Corbett

    The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the...

  • Oct14Thu

    Hazelwood October 2021 - Something Has Got to Give!

    October 14, 2021 Donald Corbett

    Have you ever found yourself so overwhelmed with everything that’s going on that you have no idea where to start? Do you ever feel like an elastic band that is being stretched to the limit and you know when it breaks it’s going to hurt? How often do you wake up and wonder how you will handle today when you’re still working on...

  • Have you ever been about to do, or say, something when a voice inside your head says, “No, not now!”? You pause and then realize you’re glad you did?

    Perhaps you have been struggling with a major issue or physical pain, and despite frequent petitions to God, nothing seems to be happening. Have you been praying for clear...

  • Apr29Thu

    Hazelwood - Apr 2021 – Love lifted me!

    April 29, 2021 Donald Corbett

    We began this journey on love before the winter snows came, and so far we’ve looked at nine of ten suggested ways to love.  Here they are:

    • Listen without interrupting          Proverbs 18
    • Speak without accusing...
  • Hazelwood – My forever Valentine!

    February is the month of love and almost everyone celebrates February 14 th , Valentine’s Day, in some way.  It’s often a day where you share a special and opulent dinner with your loved one, or simply spend some quiet time together re-energising your relationship.  But do you know...