Photo by Tamara Govedarov on Unsplash Last week I received a nasty email. To say I was upset would be an understatement. I clicked reply. My fingers banging furiously on the keyboard. First, though I deleted her email address - I was having an unedited rant that I knew couldn’t be sent. I then sat on it … Continue reading Hide behind
Having loved Carol E. Hind’s previous book - Petitions from my Heart, A spiritual guide for effective prayers and being a follower and a friend on WordPress for several years, I was keen to purchase Carol's latest book, “Ritual, Routine or Remembrance? - A candid look at Christ’s communion table. In this book, Carol unpacks communion … Continue reading Ritual, Routine or Remembrance?
Here in New Zealand, we are on day 4 of the COVID19 lockdown. It's early days but so far these ideas are helping me keep our Bubble intact and joyful... I would love to hear yours, so please share in the comments section below. Let the people you live with, do lockdown their way. … Continue reading Bubble living
An insight has inspired me to view “upsets” as dangling carrots vying for my attention. “Look at ME”, they say. “Talk about ME.” “Think about ME.” “STAY AWAKE with me!” They distract! Sometimes for hours. Sometimes for days and for one or two “issues”; actual years! Disrupting, distorting, derailing: Progress, productivity, creativity. This dangling carrot: … Continue reading Dangling carrots
“We fear excess, so we embrace mediocrity and call it balance... When it comes to our faith and our testimony, we mustn’t downplay, soft-pedal or sidestep the very things God has given us that make us distinctive. If we do, people will be disappointed and go elsewhere. The disciples didn’t blend in with the … Continue reading Balance smellance!
Holy Spirit, intuition, your gut. Whatever your definition is, I learned again this week, that I have got to pay more attention to that small, still voice. I learned this when I was 20. It was pouring with rain and I was due at a temp job on the north shore. As I was stepping … Continue reading Still, small voice
Reasoning keeps us busy thinking we are doing something about our problems when in reality what it mostly does, is squeeze out the voice of God. Reasoning distracts us from the divine leading that is just a prayer away if only we would stop long enough to listen. In that stillness, there is guidance, there … Continue reading The act[ion] of reasoning
"Thank God, you're here!" You say this to the person or people who are there when you need them the most. But what about this ...? "God, you're here!" Joyce Meyer shared this statement in this short video about fear and it grabbed my attention. So I said it to myself and was overcome with … Continue reading “Thank God, you’re here!”
Have you watched this Bob Newhart video titled “Stop it'? http://youtu.be/Ow0lr63y4Mw Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and … Continue reading Stop it!
I've just had a very odd facial by a therapist who wore rubbers gloves. I didn't come away feeling as relaxed as I would like. Mostly I spent the time thinking that I was a bit icky to touch. I understand why she felt like that. I have a cold sore on my top … Continue reading The rubber-glove facial