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…

Weighing Up

Hello friends, Have you ever made a decision and then realised a few weeks later, life has taken over and you have completely forgotten about that goal? Always? Thank goodness I’m in familiar company! I wanted to upload every week in May. I even made that commitment to someone in a hope it would satisfy…

Take That

A little thought Where do you draw your strength from? I was sat in the beautiful grounds of Abbey Physic Garden last bank holiday when this little one popped up next to me. Basking in the sunshine, with a book, a coffee and surrounded by nature, you could question my extrovert tendency! Fear not, I’d…

Just Stand

I believe God created us to walk and talk with him daily and find the actual practice of this hugely effective in calming my whelm. Recently though, when I’ve had these times of ‘hanging out’ Jesus has given me one gracious command. “Just Stand”