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Christian, retired dentist, bookseller. Author - book to be published Nov/Dec 2012. Married to Wendy. 6 daughters. We host 'Liberty!' - a church in our home. Frettenham, Norfolk UK

An Anaesthetic called ‘Sherry’.

This rather unusual story is taken from the Introduction to PATIENTS FROM HEAVEN. I think you will enjoy it! A Most Unusual Sedation! Clara’s heart was pounding. She started to break out into a cold sweat as she stood outside the big blue door – again. She had come this far before, perhaps four or five times during the previous so many months, and now she stood there again. “Go on. Ring the bell, or just go in like it says,” said her companion, placing one hand on her arm and offering a weak smile. But Clara felt paralysed – …

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That Curious Constipated Cat – The Introduction!

INTRODUCTION Just Coincidences? – Come On! Malcolm was a builder, but also a pilot. In fact, he had a flying school. Some businessmen had asked him to fly them to meetings in various parts of the UK, and now he was with 5 of them in his plane on a runway at RAF Valley in North Wales, unable to take off because of dense fog. The control tower radioed him and told him to go back to the hotel as nothing and nobody would be taking off that day. “Sorry – we have to abandon this flight today,” he explained …

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The heavy hand of the security guard at Tesco landed on my shoulder… (Introduction – PENNIES FROM HEAVEN!

Introduction Biblical Prosperity is for You! Have you ever wished for a financial miracle? I have. Or even prayed for one? That was me in 1973, 1974, 1983, 1984, 2002, and 2003. Those days were difficult and challenging, and I learnt many lessons. I want to share them with you. Have you ever felt that you were perched on the edge of a financial abyss, and could slip off into dark despair and disaster any day? That was me in 1984 and 2002. More lessons learned. Have you ever wondered how you were going to manage, with your income barely …

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The Windmill

While looking for a restaurant where we could meet up with friends in north Norfolk, I came across Cley Windmill. I had passed it, and hardly noticed the fact that it was a restaurant. But it is more – it is a hotel. So we booked to stay there to belatedly celebrate my birthday last week. It gets booked up ahead, so we had to have a ground floor room, but still with access to the balcony (Is it called a balcony?). It was cottagey, quirky, and brilliant. We walked to Blakeney, and back through the salt marshes, and on …

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Westminster!

Have you ever been to London? If you live in the UK, almost certainly. Have you been to Westminster? Well, I thought I had not – though I had a surprise last week! I trained for 5 years in London, when I was a young man. I had spent my childhood mainly in Norfolk, and on leaving London, went to work in rural Dorset, and eventually returned to Norfolk in 1973. London? – no thank you! My old dental school amalgamated (excuse the pun) with another, and then a medical school from another hospital was incorporated, and also Queen Mary’s …

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Party!

Wendy and I so enjoyed our garden party on Saturday. It was celebrating 35 years as a resident of our village, Frettenham, and also the President’s Garden Party of our local Christian businessmen’s fellowship. Around 100 people came. We welcomed them with strawberries, prosecco and soft drinks. There was a bouncy castle for the children (and adults), a hog roast, live music and dancing. There was fun, laughter, and it went on until well after dark. We love parties, and will throw such an event every 6 months or so. And if parties on earth are this good, then what …

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Work!

“A 77 day cruise?” I exclaimed, following a catalogue of holidays from the man sitting on my left at dinner.

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Free p@p (UK only)

Although many people buy my books from book shops and Amazon online, over the past six years or so others have contacted me directly. Usually I have sent whatever books they have requested, often charging p@p, because it costs me. But for the foreseeable future I have decided to send books, signed or unsigned (you can have either), free of p@p. This applies to the UK only and includes PENNIES FROM HEAVEN – How to Get Them and What to Do With Them. Email any orders to barrie@barrielawrence.com and payment can be made by electronic transfer (BACS)

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Be Successful with Money!

Want to manage your money successfully? This is the book for you. Want to get shot of worry and anxiety about paying bills and making ends meet? Read this. Money – how to get it, and what to do with it. Biblical principles that give PRACTICAL help. Be successful with money. PENNIES FROM HEAVEN – How to Get Them and What to Do With Them Available at www.amazon.co.uk (UK), www.amazon.com (North America) and all good book shops.

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Castles and Wine-Tasting!

I have toyed with the idea of a Rhine cruise for many years. Photographs of the Rhine always feature blue sky, beautiful castles and smiling faces. And no long haul flights to get there. And at last, we’ve done it! So what did we find? Blue skies, beautiful castles and smiling faces. We cruised for just one week, mooring at places where castles, wineries or other attractions were on hand. The wines were typically German. The majority were dry and white, a minority dry and sweet, and a small number of dryish reds. After the first tasting, there was not …

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