Inspiration · Ponderances

Beckoning

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

Life Lessons · Ponderances · Quiet Times

Behind the Stone Wall

  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

Ponderances · Quiet Times · Uncategorized

Chasing Sunsets

It all began a couple of weeks ago. Leaving my parents’ house one evening I glimpsed up and saw the beginnings of a sunset. I decided that on reaching home I’d take the opportunity to pause and watch it. Unfortunately by the time I arrived home the sunset had faded into dusk. A few days… Continue reading Chasing Sunsets

Hearing from God · Quiet Times

Acoustics

Theatres, recording studios, and even home media rooms have all had a lot of time and money perfecting the acoustics. From special wall treatments to ceiling panels, and probably a host of other "things" of which I have no idea! All techniques and tools to enhance the art of listening. The aim of bringing clarity, purity to the sound being made. I'm no… Continue reading Acoustics

Quiet Times · Scripture

A Treasure Hunt

"It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings." (Proverbs 25:2) You have to love treasure hunts. Starting off with merely a clue and tracking down the treasure hidden away. Not that I've done many treasure hunts myself - the last probably being when… Continue reading A Treasure Hunt

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

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