2019 The Year that was…

2019 started with a word… Deeper. The word did not shape the year the way I had imagined. As with many journeys, we join a road, but it is not our feet which direct the path. 2019 my faith deepened through trusting in the darkness, my self awareness deepened through seeing, acknowledging and allowing my…

Wrapping Up

There is a agreement it seems between what we know about the mind, and what the word teaches us. There are certain behaviours which take intentional action. One of them is how we choose to see the world. Do we see it as our old self, or do we put on the new. Let me tell you a story…

Letting Go

There is a letting go that is birthed in disillusionment and doubt “I can’t hold on to this anymore, it will never happen, I give up”. Then there is a letting go born by hope; faith, not that it will be returned to me, or that something better is to come, but that He who…

Summer dreams

Summer has passed and September is quite firmly here. Fifteen days in and I haven’t quite got back into that ‘back to school’ routine. Fifteen days in and I’m holding out for the sweep of an Indian Summer and dreaming of the month that has passed. Summer is starting to find it’s place in my…

2008: Still Faithful

Back at the start of the year, I found myself in a minor quandary over what to do with my back catalogue of journals. They flowed back to 2007 and although the nostalgic part of me longed to keep them, the pragmatic and space making side of me made better arguments. Yet, every time I…

This Song

  We sang a song this morning, one which I can’t remember when we last sang. One which I have memories attached to, I just forgot them, until music-evoked them (*disclaimer*- dad some things are better not read!) This song, I remember being at a Christian Camp with my youth group (when I was a…

Single at a wedding

Sometimes, the best thing to do is not the easiest. I was invited to a wedding, and days before, I can feel that familiar voice creep in, “you are going to be single at a wedding”. Who am I kidding – it was there from the moment the invite arrived, whispering, mocking, encouraging me to…

Grace conquers Guilt

I walked past my hanging basket today, same as every day; but today I noticed a couple of runners had branched out, I’m not sure when they grew, they just did. I like to set goals, but I often find I can’t find the balance between expected deadline, realistic energy stock, too many causing overwhelm,…

The Gallery

Here we go, the ‘thing’ I’ve been wrestling to share. I don’t know what it is yet, what it could be or even if it is to be. There has to be a point where I set it free, otherwise what would be the point. Let me know if you have any thoughts, maybe I’ll…