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…

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….

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…

Art

Today one of the boys at work made this reindeer today!  Over the month he has made quite a few and each has been named. Not all the names were predictable but today as he wandered in and out of our office looking for a red pen, it was obvious what name would christen this…

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…