Returning from a pastoral visit, my heart felt weary, my soul heavy. Turning into our driveway though, I saw my 6 year old in his bright yellow batman pyjamas hovering at the front door waiting for me, a big smile on his face. Oh the joy! The sight was pure joy and balm to the… Continue reading Oh the joy…
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7) It's hard sometimes. To not be anxious. To not be worried or stressed about… Continue reading Be anxious for nothing.
"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by" (John Masefield) Before the age of GPS, before the time when man-made satellites joined the stars in the sky as tools for navigation, sailors sailed the sea guided by the stars - celestial navigation. They used the position of the… Continue reading Steadfast.
It's the day after Valentine's Day. Just an ordinary day. No floral shops overflowing with red roses, or advertisements of what to give someone you love. No pink and red helium balloons in malls. Yesterday would have been an easier day to write on. It would be appropriate to write about the Greatest Love story… Continue reading The Day After Valentines Day
It's funny how some days time can just seem to vanish. One minute you're well ahead of schedule and then suddenly the time is gone - as if into a vortex or you've entered a parallel universe where you're late! Time - it's such a precious commodity. A limited to 24 hours a day commodity! Life… Continue reading Possibilities in Spare Moments
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk upon the waters Wherever You would call me Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander And my faith will be made stronger In the presence of my Saviour Trust without borders. Dare we? Dare we remove the limits to our faith?… Continue reading Without Borders
Slippery slides slip you down Swinging swings swing you up and down Giant poles try to hold everything up without moving Pointy ladders climb you up Climby monkey bars hold you still Spinning roundabouts get you...dizzy... (Poem- At the Playground) My 8 year old wrote this poem. A great description of a playground. A great description… Continue reading Life is a Playground
Driving along the waterfront today the brightness of the sun, the clear blue sky and the sparkling sea beckoned. It beckoned to come and sit and enjoy nature's beauty. It beckons me to turn away from errands to pause and bask in the sun's warmth. It's like that with God. There are so many moments in our… Continue reading Beckoning
The roads were busy. Road works seemingly everywhere. Everything just felt busy. People driving to work, to appointments, to coffee, to wherever. My to do list felt as long as the traffic queued in front of me. The city was alive, on the go, and yes busy. Yet in a central suburb is an oasis,… Continue reading Behind the Stone Wall
God, please enlighten my mind with truth; Inflame my heart with love; Inspire my will with courage; Enrich my life with service; Pardon what I have been; Sanctify what I am; And order what I shall be. AMEN.