Quiet Times

Sacred Moments

We all have moments in life when the Kingdom of God feels so real you could almost touch it. Moments of such significance, it's as if they are engraved on your heart. When you feel Heaven’s touch - at the Wedding, the birth of a child, the Baptism. Other significant times – an answered prayer over a… Continue reading Sacred Moments

Faith · Life Lessons · Quiet Times

Trust in the One who knows

Heading outside to do something as mundane as putting the rubbish out, I took a moment to look up at the night sky. There is something amazingly reassuring about looking at the night sky knowing that the billion of stars scattered across it, like diamonds on velvet, are held in place by a God who… Continue reading Trust in the One who knows

Life Lessons · Quiet Times

God is Good…

One of my all time favourite books Pride and Prejudice has this brilliant line - "Oh Mr Bennett. God has been very good to us." Said by Mrs Bennet in her dulcet tones (not!), remarking on the marriages of three of her daughters. It's not the most memorable of lines but there's something to be said… Continue reading God is Good…

Quiet Times

The Pause that Refreshes

"The Pause that refreshes". A marketing slogan for Coca-Cola in the 1920's with wisdom for us  in 2015. In the busyness of our days we should apply the same. Not so much the reaching for the carbonated soft drink but the pausing - the taking time, taking moments to pause, to let our soul breathe. Maybe, just maybe it's as simple… Continue reading The Pause that Refreshes

Quiet Times · Quotables · Scripture

Enter the Quiet

"Let us be silent, so that we may hear the whisper of God" (Ralph Waldo Emerson)  “His voice is the whisper after the noise” (Kalley Heiligenthal) The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful… Continue reading Enter the Quiet

Life Lessons · Quiet Times

The Secret of Versailles

It's all breathtakingly beautiful, glorious, magnificent. From the Hall of Mirrors to the vast gardens. The reception rooms with vaulted ceilings. Chandeliers, tapestries abound. The Palace of Versailles is althogether a breathtaking experience. Each room as glamourous as the last. Rich panelling and gilded furniture, murals painted in great detail on the ceilings. Paintings the size… Continue reading The Secret of Versailles

Life Lessons · Quiet Times

Staying between the lines

  It’s official, adult colouring books in and are doing a roaring trade. Colouring books are the latest phenomonem and booksellers are consistently listing them in their top 10 bestsellers. They have even hit number one on Amazon. Gone are the days when you needed to apprehend your child’s colouring book for some time out… Continue reading Staying between the lines

Quiet Times · Quotables · Scripture

The Heart Pauses

“And the heart must pause to breathe” (Lord Bryon) In our fast paced and busy days we need to carve out time. Time to let our heart, our soul breathe. Time when we intentionally slow down - when we take ourselves away from our to-do lists, our phone notifications and the chatter of life. Quietness… Continue reading The Heart Pauses

Life Lessons · Quiet Times · Quotables

Tu me manques

  Apparently in French you don't say "I miss you." You say "tu me manques" which means "you are missing from me." I love that. It has so much more depth than just "I miss you." It suggests that you aren't complete without the other person. That they are of real significance to you and their absence… Continue reading Tu me manques