Sometimes life is just plan tough, and exhausting and stressful. Even a day off to see a movie became arduous as a migraine pounded (payback for the midday movie perhaps?!). It was easy to feel lost in the mountain of laundry or overwhelmed by the length of the to-do list not to mention the email inbox!… Continue reading Let…
"Here's the thing, none of us get out of life alive. So be gallant, be great, be gracious and be grateful for the opportunities that you have." Inspiring words from an 18 year old cancer sufferer at his Senior Prize giving. Words written before his diagnosis. The speech itself has gone viral. The lesson in… Continue reading Be Gallant
Fighting a migraine for several days and I was left exhausted. Physically, mentally, emotionally. I commented to my husband that it's at these times that my mind is not kind to me. Thoughts of failure, guilt, discouragement seem to assail me and I have little energy to fight them away. I am vulnerable, tears come readily. Feeling… Continue reading He restores my soul
The Lord is my pace-setter, I shall not rush He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals; He provides me with images of stillness, Which restore my serenity. He leasds me in the way of efficiency through calmness of mind and His guidance is peace. Even though I have a great many things to… Continue reading God is my Pace-setter
It's tempting, habitual even, to worry about what is ahead. Sometimes about what is happening tomorrow, next week or even next year. We can worry about work, about events coming up, changes that are to happen. We can worry as to how we will cope - or will we cope? Will God give us strength and grace to… Continue reading Daily Grace
“What will you do in the mundane days of faithfulness?” (Martin Luther) Of the many signs of spring around at the moment there is none more prominent in my garden than my oak tree. As if overnight new leaves have sprouted and what seemed to be bare branches are now awash with fresh green leaves.… Continue reading The Mundane Days
"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
Humbled. Challenged. Impacted. Undone. That’s what I felt as I watched my eldest child in his School Book Parade this week. An infinite number of choices. From Geronimo Stilton to the Cat in the Hat, Ninjas and Minecraft. My son, well he chose to go as Moses. His favourite person in the Bible. And so… Continue reading Brave.
A work day like any other - ordinary. The sound of fingers clacking on keyboards, printers going. The general hum of a busy office. That is until Hitesh calls from the lunchroom alerting us all to a budgie sheltering from the rain on our deck. And with that we all came to check out the little chap. Some… Continue reading Rescue!
It had been one of "those" parenting days. Being asked to meet with the teacher, finding nits in your son's hair (eek!) and the added concern of transitioning a child to a new kindergarten. That and a few other curve balls were making me feel quite overwhelmed and stressed. As I reached into the cupboard… Continue reading A Cup of Peace