The Ordinary Day

So many of our days are “ordinary”, insignificant for lack of notable achievements or milestones. In fact for many of us we often spend days caught between the promise and fulfilment. We are in the hallway. And well it feels at best uneventful. It’s not exhilarating. But it is in these times that our attitude,… Continue reading The Ordinary Day


Changing Seasons – {Lent}

The calendar decrees 1 March is the first day of Autumn. It’s a definitive, set time. The appearance of Autumn however has been much more gradual and subtle signs evident before the official start of Autumn.. Leaves on trees slowly starting to change colour and fall. Acorns falling from the tree and losing their lush vibrant… Continue reading Changing Seasons – {Lent}


Making Space – {Lent}

During the season of Lent, it's tradition to "give up" something. To fast from a particular food or activity. Coffee perhaps (eek!)? Maybe a favourite television programme or hobby. It's about making space, making more room for God in our sometimes cluttered lives. The focus isn't on what we're giving up but what we're making room for.… Continue reading Making Space – {Lent}


The Way – {Good Friday}

Within the city of Jerusalem amongst its many roads is a narrow street called Via Dolorosa. According to tradition it is the path that Jesus took, bearing the cross to Calvary. Today the street looks as ordinary as the ones surrounding it. People pass through quickly. It is part of the hustle and busyness of… Continue reading The Way – {Good Friday}


When I survey… {Good Friday}

When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ my God! All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His… Continue reading When I survey… {Good Friday}

Faith · Lent

The Fickle Crowd – {Lent}

It was a triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The city, already abuzz with crowds gathered for the Feast, turned their focus onto Jesus. They celebrated His arrival, they took palm branches and cloaks to cover His path. They cried Hosanna as they praised and cheered Him. What joy, what excitement. "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in… Continue reading The Fickle Crowd – {Lent}


If only I could turn back time… {Lent}

Do you ever wish that you could turn back time? Actually, it is a feat I achieved last week thanks to the International Date Line! Travelling from New Zealand to the States, I arrived in the States before I had actually left New Zealand! Bonus! Of course on my return I then lost a day. The… Continue reading If only I could turn back time… {Lent}


At dawn, look to the East – {Lent}

"Look to my coming at first light on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the East." Helm's Deep. Trapped. A dwindling, weakening army. Looking out across a formidable enemy. Staring at defeat, imminent death. And then the sun begins to rise. And the words of Gandalf echo in their minds "look to my coming at first light on… Continue reading At dawn, look to the East – {Lent}