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 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
"Life is loud. You need to search out the quiet." (Holly Gerth) Life is noisy! It's busy and it's fast. There's always something to be done, people to see, places to go. But in the rush of 21st Century living we need to learn to search out the quiet. We need to give our souls… Continue reading Life is Loud
"Our hearts are restless until they find rest in you." St Augustine "Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him." (Psalm 62:1) Like a wanderer - rootless, aimless, a rover - so too our soul often is. We roam, wander away from God through hurt, discontentment, through apathy, through boredom even. We… Continue reading The Restless Heart
It was breathtakingly quiet. Walking along the water's edge I could hear the water lapping at the shore. I could even hear the sound of the heron's feet sliding into the water as it stalked past. The sun was warm on my back, the shells making a delicious crunch beneath my feet. I breathed in… Continue reading Breathe.
I see her every day as I wait for my boys at school. She lives just up the road from where I wait. And each day I see her stroll to meet her kids. It's the stroll that intrigues me. It's languid, easy and relaxed. But it's still a stroll with purpose to collect her children from… Continue reading An Unrushed Walk
I love the colour of the key to my car. It's a gorgeous pop of blue, vibrant and bold. And it goes beautifully with my favourite mustard coloured handbag. This key is not an accessory though, it's an essential and crucial item for me to access and then drive my car. Without it, I'm going nowhere… Continue reading Ignition
"For the rhythm of life is a powerful beat. Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet." These are the words to a song that I've found myself singing - a homage to my school choir days. And as I have sung them, I have thought about the rhythm of life.… Continue reading The Rhythm of Life