Joy to the World

She sits, learning to accept silence Today has made her smile And she’s not even sure why She takes in a deep breath And turns to your word I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you;…

Change

Two minutes ago the train was empty. Now she sits surrounded by men talking about football using language unknown to her. She’s thinking about what she wrote yesterday about craving. Having just successfully completed a 21 day sugar detox, thoughts are connecting in her mind linking her learning from the detox to her musings in…

Crave

“What a week” she wrote, “Early mornings and late evenings full of laughter, joy and singing!”. Yet, she thought, in the busyness, I have not spent much time here with you. She pauses for a moment and remember You are a God of grace. Still, she reasoned, I long for my heart to crave you….

Embrace

She looks around the room, everything is a mess and the to-do list still has empty boxes waiting for their tick. “Is this worth the time? I have so much to get done.” She takes a peek at her app, today’s reading, a quick scan. This doesn’t feel right, it’s like popping my head around…

Audacious

He says my names several times before He says it with force. Not to berate. Rather to pull my attention from mind numbing swiping to something more energising and significant. He says it for me to make a choice, which place will I attend to? Either way He is with me, but His desire is…

Truth

Seeing the dusk fade in, she pulls the curtains, lights a candle, dims the lights and collapses on the sofa. How has it got to this time before I do this? Why do I get so easily distracted? Why can’t I be a morning person with time to spare? Surely you must get so… Before…

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”

Something from Nothing

Back in August, I had my first Oak hall experience. If you haven’t read it yet, then pop over to The Lake to find out more about the wonders of Umbria, Italy and group holidaying! What make Oak Hall specialised is that it is a Christian run holiday company. For me, that was the attraction,…

This is Autumn

#thatswhatHesaid At the beginning of the year, as I took time out to reflect on 2017 and prepare for 2018, I felt God simply say that 2018 was to be marked by seasons. When I came to the end of one, to seek Him for the next. I wrote about it in Setting Your Goals and I…

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…