Author Archives: Ann Marie Thomas

About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at www.annmariethomas.me.uk

A Psalm of Ascent–Psalm 133

A psalm of ascent was sung by the people coming together in worship on the way up to Jerusalem. It was literally an ascent because Jerusalem is 2500 feet above sea level, but it was also an ascent in thought … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Pilgrimage (Psalm 84)

This psalm was originally part of the trip to Jerusalem for festivals in the temple. How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh … Continue reading

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Knowing God (Psalm 145)

The Jehovahs Witnesses have a display stand in the street with the headline ‘What does the Bible really say?’ A lot of people have no idea and even some Christians don’t know their Bible very well.  Outside a building site … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Lament

Psalm 79 is a communal lament. The writer of Psalm 79, as in other psalms of lament, complains to God.How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire? (Psalm 79:5)  Does God allow us … Continue reading

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Why Won’t You Come to the Party?

When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” But he said to him, “A man once gave a great … Continue reading

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From Joseph to Jesus: My Testimony

I have been writing thoughts about my Christian faith for some time, but I don’t think I have ever shared my conversion story. Before I was taught by the Mormons in my teens, I only knew what I had learned … Continue reading

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Nanny McPhee and the Road to Emmaus

No, it’s not a new sequel film, but a strange coincidence. What happened on the Emmaus road is explained very neatly by Nanny McPhee. That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles … Continue reading

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