You can’t hold me down

I’m on a train somewhere between Ebbsfleet and London on my way to something new, playing with my pen and notepad, aware I should write about how I am feeling right now. I know if I do, it will fire an arrow at the enemy which is desperately seeking to hold me back. People often…

Peace

She stands, waiting for dinner to cook. Waiting for the kettle to boil. Usually she’d scroll, but slowly your calling her heart to meditate on better things. Twice today, no three times, you have spoken to her about peace. Four if you count the song aswell. She’ll count the song aswell. Four times you have…

The one where I saw Hamilton

To mark my 36th year, I got to see the show I’d been obsessing about since returning from NYC in 2015! Six rows back, on the left hand side of the beautiful Victoria Palace, the story of Hamilton unfolded before me… “just you wait, just you wait”

Watchmen

This morning, as I was driving to the office, I got stuck being slow-moving vehicles, not once – but twice! TWICE!! There was no way around them, countryside roads with twist and turns don’t allow much room for manoeuvre. I was resolved, I had to go slow. In the slowness, I became inspired. Last week…

Rubiks Cube

“my brain is the sort that at the mention of an idea, an event, or a problem; creates a thousand possibilities in a moment. Yet it is too fearful to pick even one and so I waver” Recently I was talking to a friend, another creative, who is often able to see what I am…

Tis the Season 

Tis the season …. to receive    That’s a bit controversial! We talk a lot about how it is good to give and of course it is; henerosity is beautiful. Yet so is the ability to receive. As we come to the end of advent; remember is a preparation of our hearts to rest and…

FOR THE OVERWHELMED

Be Still I am a fidget; sitting still is not easy for me and I can’t get comfortable and then, there is my mind. Regularly, I say to myself, that I hate my brain. I shouldn’t; we are not enemies, we are one and the same. It was created fearfully and wonderfully – that verse is not…

TWENTY FOUR

Merry Christmas Eve! It’s the last day of BLOGMAS for me, it’s been fun, but I’m glad it’s over! I had originally planned to theme each week around the advent themes of hope, love, joy, peace. I realise now that to do that I would have needed to plan better, but that’s a thought for…

SEVEN

Are you someone who loves the wait for Christmas, loves the build up the preparation, loves the wait to finally lead to unwrapping gifts. Or are you the one who tried to guess what everything is, even has a little peek if they can. It can be difficult sometimes to trust in Gods promises. We…

SIX

What inspired this was talking to two of my mentees about ruminating. They both fix their minds on stories. One is of something that might happen, one is of something that has happened. In both pupils, they said “once the story starts, it has to get to the end”