Life Lessons

So the other day, I was at the gym working on one of my 2019 goals – to complete the C25K app! This is definitely a goal I am having to bring a load of motivation into. Completing it will be both a struggle and a joy.

Blue

Welcome to Blue Monday I’ve seen a lot today about the dreaded Blue Monday. Contrary to common belief, Blue Monday is not a particularly scientific formulation. It is, I believe, a very clever marketing technique that has created a life of its own and perhaps even become a self fulfilling prophecy. Don’t get me wring,…

Age of Ultron

There are two main ways in which I am inspired; other than through being around inspiring people. Both paths work hand in hand, I can do one, or other, depending on the mood. Both work in my favour, even when I am not asking them to. One is a literal path, I am inspired when…

This was the year that…

Every year, at this time, I love to get away to reflect on the year that has gone and then set my face to the year ahead. I have absolutely loved Twenty Eighteen and bid it a fond farewell, full of memories, growth and new experiences. This was the year I… Finished ‘Home’ Tasks (painting…

Mess

The last thing she wanted to be doing was lying on the sofa, foot elevated, watching back to back films. There are times when rest is chosen and times where it is forced upon you. Truth is she’s in a bad mood. In pain, doing a mindless task that appears to be never ending. The…

Unashamed

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The…

Hopes & Fears

This evening, I shall be starting my present wrapping! I love this part of Christmas, remembering what I bought and disguising it with brown paper and ribbon. Earlier today I published a post for my work youth devotional blog on the subject of advent and waiting with hope. Which leads me to my thoughts today…

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…

Never

You know that I never told you, that the first day we met you calmed my fear And the day I cried so much you healed me with your audacity to just walk into my mess and sit with me And you know I never told you you still make me smile and, the memories…

Hope & Fears (pt.1)

I was going to write something else today, but this morning a situation added to the heaviness that always rests my heart on this day. I’m going to do what is good for me and take some time out, leave the post for Thursday. This season is one of much joy and laughter, but we…