Rubiks Cube

“my brain is the sort that at the mention of an idea, an event, or a problem; creates a thousand possibilities in a moment. Yet it is too fearful to pick even one and so I waver” Recently I was talking to a friend, another creative, who is often able to see what I am…

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.

REASONS TO DRIVE WITHOUT A SATNAV

The evening before as I began to get pre-holiday joy, I concocted a rather marvellous (well I thought so) and yet awfully risky plan! I remembered the holidays of old, where I would sit in the front seat of dads old Ford Avenger reading off directions to him from a piece of paper he’d tacked to the dashboard. This memory evoked such a nostalgia in me that I decided I’d start my digital detox from the moment I left the house!

FOR THE OVERWHELMED

Be Still I am a fidget; sitting still is not easy for me and I can’t get comfortable and then, there is my mind. Regularly, I say to myself, that I hate my brain. I shouldn’t; we are not enemies, we are one and the same. It was created fearfully and wonderfully – that verse is not…

SECOND

This morning, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Everything was planned, all that could be done was done. All I had now was hopes and I could either choose to worry about them or be expectant for them to happen.

FIRST

I have noticed a prevailing cultural trend, that places ‘my phone’ first. First I will check my emails, first I will announce my frustration to facebook, first I will upload it.

7. Digital Detox

This last week has been a rollercoaster of thoughts It started I think because I realised how close I am coming to the end of this sabbatical. Take a pre-holiday blues, with an acknowledgement of how grateful I have been for being given time off. Stir in a thought of underachievement, a disappointing but money-saving…

ANTIDOTE TO FEAR

We live in a world where right now there is a lot to feel worried about. Added to this I live in a place where much of my future is uncertain. I could choose to worry, to overanalyze every situation and possibility to make me feel safe. The antidote to fear is not found in worrying.

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…

PARTNER

ASSEMBLY I often like to think about food; I am a self-confessed foodie! Therefore it didn’t surprise me that when looking at this verse I began thinking about a story containing food. It made me think about a something you may know as “The feeding of the 5000”. The crowds followed Jesus out onto the…