Life Lessons

Treasures of Darkness

"And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness - secret riches." (Isaiah 45:3) Grief visited this week. It threw shadows across my path as family and friends grieved over the loss of loved ones. People were left with sadness, tears in their eyes and empty spaces in their homes. There really were no words to say. When hard… Continue reading Treasures of Darkness

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The Weary and the Frayed

Some days you just feel weary. Weary from being brave the moment you step out your door. Weary from weathering the storms of life. And you reach the end of the day and you feel spent. That hard phone call that added more load to your back with the future it seemingly painted. That unexpected hurt that made… Continue reading The Weary and the Frayed

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Undone – {Advent}

I've been feeling rather undone by Christmas this year. As I listen to carols playing I have found tears easily springing to my eyes. The familiar words so joyous, so glad have been wrecking havoc on my spirit. You see this year I got a little broken, my heart's a little more fragile, a little more vulnerable. Grief has visited. Worry… Continue reading Undone – {Advent}

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Hopes & Fears – {Advent}

O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight I'm sure all of us hold many hopes for the future. Dreams… Continue reading Hopes & Fears – {Advent}

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Preparation – {Advent}

The Christmas Season is upon us. Most of the season will be spent in preparation for the celebration of Christmas day. The purchasing of presents, the gathering of food, the decorating of our homes. Today in my household the furniture is being rearranged to make room for the Christmas tree to be put up. As… Continue reading Preparation – {Advent}

Life Lessons · Ponderances

After.

It was Queen Elizabeth who said that "grief is the price we pay for love." And it was her grandson Prince Harry who recently shared that when you're grieving you need to know that there is laughter after the tears, happiness to be found, life to be lived. Some days when we're in a hard season,… Continue reading After.

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The Punches of Life

"The goodness of God is challenged everyday with the punches of life" (Havilah Cunnington) Let's face it, some days can be hard and we're left wishing we'd put on boxing gloves to knock back some of the things that have come our way. Some days it can feel we're living on the wrong side of the crucifixion and not… Continue reading The Punches of Life

Ponderances

God’s got this!

I don't know what the future holds. None of us do. And if I am honest I would say that my thoughts of the future can one day be optimistic in a let's conquer the world kind of the way and the next day the very thought of it can scare the living daylights out of me. Even  picking… Continue reading God’s got this!