Just Stand

I believe God created us to walk and talk with him daily and find the actual practice of this hugely effective in calming my whelm. Recently though, when I’ve had these times of ‘hanging out’ Jesus has given me one gracious command. “Just Stand”

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…

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”

The lake

I didn’t think I would be inspired again, but then you led me to the lake. Sometimes you make decisions when you are overtired, feeling lonely and unable to sleep and you wish you’d stayed away from your purse, cupboards, screens. Other times, you make a decision that stays with you till morning and walks…

What Wakes Me Up

I can’t believe its almost a month since I last posted. My fingers aren’t so quick on the letters, my mind is struggling to remember how to piece thought together. I know if I sit and plan, it will never get written. I have a notebook full of drafts to prove this. A stream of…

This is Spring

If you were to describe yourself as a season – which would you choose? I think, hands down, I am a spring personality: a little chaotic, always seeking the new, unpredictable in my energy levels and require support and nurture for growth. If you have read my blog for a while, you will know that I use the…

Faith & Creative Writing

As part of a series on creativity in our church. I was asked to speak on using creative writing in worship. I opened with this spoken word. Good morning, today I have been asked to speak on using words creatively to worship. There is so much I want to say which I won’t; so I…

#FRIYAY

Last weekend I had a rare full Saturday with no planned activities and so took myself up to Reculver to sit in a cafe on the seafront and take some time to write. Sitting there with a savoury crepe filling my senses, staring our the ‘square porthole’ to the sea as if someone had pre-styled me…

#focusfebruary

Do you ever feel part of a grand detective adventure? I have a great love for detective stories and adventures. From the famous Five and Nancey Drew to Midsomer Murders getting me through university revision to the plethora of films and stories that now fill my watchlist and to ‘Vera’, my new found favourite which in…

Investment Piece

I spent the whole of today thinking about finances. Well, when I say thinking I mean first I was checking, then surprised by a bill (in the not so good way), then worrying, then calm came and just now an insta-friend announced a no spend month… and so here I am back thinking about money!…