FIRST

I have noticed a prevailing cultural trend, that places ‘my phone’ first. First I will check my emails, first I will announce my frustration to facebook, first I will upload it.

7. Digital Detox

This last week has been a rollercoaster of thoughts It started I think because I realised how close I am coming to the end of this sabbatical. Take a pre-holiday blues, with an acknowledgement of how grateful I have been for being given time off. Stir in a thought of underachievement, a disappointing but money-saving…

ANTIDOTE TO FEAR

We live in a world where right now there is a lot to feel worried about. Added to this I live in a place where much of my future is uncertain. I could choose to worry, to overanalyze every situation and possibility to make me feel safe. The antidote to fear is not found in worrying.

PARTNER

ASSEMBLY I often like to think about food; I am a self-confessed foodie! Therefore it didn’t surprise me that when looking at this verse I began thinking about a story containing food. It made me think about a something you may know as “The feeding of the 5000”. The crowds followed Jesus out onto the…

RECIEVE 

I’m having a day off and I decided to fill it with just doing and being with people I love. To start the day well I decided to go to my favourite place in town for breakfast. They’ve put the tree up over the weekend and it’s all Christmassy and lovely …. and of course,…

Seasons

  I’ve been thinking a lot about seasons and how life is like it. Which season is your life most like now? Does it feel abundant and restful, cold and unmoving, fresh and exciting, stark and stripped back? I often seek what season I am in, it helps me to know where I’m at… I…

temporary sinking

For a while she could see nothing but darkness For a while all she could see was confusion It was like she was bobbing up and down in stormy wave Yes she hit the cold sharp air sometimes But to open her eyes to see another wave about to crash down on her was almost…

He is, We are

I’m not sure where this is going today, in truth I should have written it last night, when I thought about it. It kind of feels like its going to be a little disjointed, like the freeflow I had when I first thought these phrases and word combination has been and gone, all I’m left…

Hipster [NYC 7]

Hipster: A mutating, Transatlantic Melting Pot of Styles Taste and Behaviour Today we moved venues and found ourselves down in Lower East Side. I really like this area, though the area seems to be a blend of hipster, low economy and Chinatown. Very different to Central Manhatten, much slower pace of life, a melting pot…

Of Rollercoasters, Velvetines & Impatience [NYC 5]

   Today we went down to Coney Island with the thought that we’d explore Brooklyn. Before we got there I introduced Jojo to Max Brenners.          The man has a vision, he knows what he wants to do.  Each day I have been here, I have had a vision of what I’d like…