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;…

Setting Your Goals

I set my goals and resolutions as a punishment to what I haven’t achieved, fearful of not being ‘enough’, hoping the destination will bring me whatever I believe it gives me that perfect life. This year I want them to be driven from a place of grace and love.

How to get out of a mind funk 

Today it rained, its been sunny for days … and now this… And to be honest all I wasn’t to do is stay in bed and pretend today is not happening but I have a job, I have friends to see. Staying in bed is not the answer. Emotionally we can have days like this….

MAY LOVES

May has been an absolute beauty of a month, spring has finally overcome and photos of tulips, peonies and sun flares are abounding! For me, May has been a packed month, and though I love being busy; I have not made enough time to nurture my physical and spiritual health. Often I have felt rushed; often…

Joy in the Ordinary

What has shaped you? Last weekend 3.26 I boarded the train, left the snow in Faversham and was whisked away to the north of England. My time whilst at Kent Uni (2001-2004) shaped me. It taught me how to make snakebite, how to successfully chill milk without a fridge and more importantly, it taught me a…

NINE 

What brings me joy?

It’s the end of the working week and I’m about to go out with some of my favourite people for a wine tasting organised by Hercules Wines. One of the photo prompts for today is ‘joy’, which of course is also a theme of advent! As I was driving home through one of my favourite routes home, looking at the pink skies I thought about this question.

the path that was not there

[Saturday Morning] I decided to go for a walk. I made plans, got the dog* ready, strapped up my boots and set off. I had looked up a walk and set it to memory (and took a screenshot just in case!) and for the first 20 minutes we were fine; I passed a point that I thought…

Crushed

I finally succumbed, last week I downloaded candy crush to my phone this week I deleted it I had to, I was beginning to choose it over all things it was my rest my refuge my place of joy my refreshment my distraction… At first, when I was playing, I thought, it’s like every time…

Need

A friend of mine was complaining to me that her child had learnt the dreaded phrase ‘I need it’ or rather ‘but mummy I neeeeeeed it‘. Need is often misused! ‘need’ is a word that we often use when we are justifying what is rather, a desire or a want. Today, was a need day,…