For me, joy is found in good books, good coffee, good company, my good God and the great outdoors. So when restrictions limited contact with people, entrance to church and travel over the borders, like so many others, it hit me hard. As a result, we have all had to get creative in finding joy… Continue reading What Brings Joy?
Hardships aren't easy. (The clue is in the name). But I've seen great purpose come from great pain. When I struggled with maternal mental health for a second time, and sank to such depths from which I thought my marriage and my family would never recover, I couldn't see a way out. I remember crying… Continue reading When what now becomes what if
If there is one thing I really dislike, it is losing face in front of others. I am a firm believer in go big or go home; I like to dream big, bold dreams and put them 'out there' for all to see. This brings a certain level of accountability on my part, and also… Continue reading Failing forward
There is nothing better than bare feet on the grass or toes in the sand. Ever wondered why that is? It is because when we are connected to the ground, our energy connects with the Earth's energy. The concept is that when we walk on the ground we have access to the Earth's supply of… Continue reading Get your feet on the ground
We recently received some income and felt like we finally had a financial buffer. Then today we were hit with a huge car repair bill that wiped out all bar a couple of hundred pounds of it. I felt like I had been punched in the stomach and I’m guessing this is how the Israelites… Continue reading Where is your security?
What is a good romance story without a rags to riches tale? In The Notebook we see Allie and Noah; a rich uptown girl and a working class boy. They should never have crossed paths, they were told they would never make it yet their love surpassed surpassed the doubters. They chose each other. Ruth… Continue reading The Choice – part 3
Being on your own can be scary, and even more so in the times of Ruth in the Old Testament. However, the choices that Ruth made led to her being placed in the Royal bloodline. Last time we looked at how Ruth chose to stay with her mother in law, Naomi. That in itself was… Continue reading The Choice – part 2
I am a sucker for a romantic movie, and my favourite one of all time is The Choice (closely followed by The Notebook). Both movies feature couples whose love beats all the odds and whose choices affect their entire lives. We find a similar love story in the book of Ruth, a woman who was… Continue reading The Choice – part 1
We could all do with a little bit of hope right now. The world is unsettled and uncertain, nothing is sure and things feel a little bit hopeless. This is just how Habakkuk felt. 600BC Israel was being invaded, the fig trees did not bloom, the fruit did not grow, the crops failed, the flocks… Continue reading Hope with Habakkuk