I do my fair share of worrying but my best and most committed worrying (the kind I stay awake for) is done for those closest to me. The other day I was worrying about the length of time my adult son was on his computer. I suggested (insisted) he went for a walk. He pointed … Continue reading Worrier Warrior
I have a prayer practice every day. It takes a while because there are many people whom I pray for - family, friends, and people I connect with throughout my day whose stories capture my heart. As I was praying yesterday a thought popped into my head. “What if there is no outcome to these … Continue reading Prayer
When I use “just” in a sentence that starts with “Can I just say this one thing?”, what I am hoping to do is to downplay and to a big extent, hide, what is coming next. You hear the words “just… and one thing”, and you could fairly expect that what will follow will be … Continue reading “Just”
I was laying in bed, brooding about my day when it came to me that I was having “Loud thoughts”. Loud because the increased volume and repetition of this thinking were demanding my attention and upsetting my peace. There would be no sleep with all this noise. Loud is insistent. She thinks we should … Continue reading Loud Thoughts
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
“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!
As part of my Lenten practice I am doing a YouVersion bible study. The one I have chosen is called Journeying with Jesus - 40 days Lent Devotional by Susan Narjala. Today I was reading about when Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane just before he is arrested and he asks his disciples to … Continue reading In all things, at all times