12 Favourite Bible Stories ~ Book Recommendation

Are you looking for a gift for a special little person in your life? If so, I have just the ticket! This is a book of 12 Favourite Bible Stories written by a very precious friend of mine, the Author, Sheila Daw. We first met in London during the 1980s, when we both attended the … Continue reading 12 Favourite Bible Stories ~ Book Recommendation

Why “The Holly Tree Tales”?

Someone asked me recently why I had called my blog “The Holly Tree Tales” and whether it had some special meaning. I was pleased to be asked, as I had been meaning to write about this ever since setting up the blog on 1 January 2015! If you have ever seen a holly tree in … Continue reading Why “The Holly Tree Tales”?

A Christmas Message

This blogpost is about experiencing the nativity in an out-of-the-box sort of way.   It is a little of what you don't expect at this time of festive baubles.   A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE On Christmas Eve morning, I am doing a little Bible Study, part of my regular quiet time. Thinking birth, nativity, rebirth, circumcision, and … Continue reading A Christmas Message

A Moment Before Christmas ~ Revisited

This piece was written on Monday 21 December 2015.  I share it here, as a mindfulness offering in the lead-up to Chistmas.  It will be my fifty sixth birthday on Tuesday next week, 11 December, and two weeks after that will be the day that we celebrate another's birth, after whom the festivity and 'holiday … Continue reading A Moment Before Christmas ~ Revisited

A Mindful Advent 2017

I sat down to write a little message, which was simply going to say what I had posted on my Instagram account yesterday, 1st December 2017: Wishing everyone a very happy Advent season and then it seemed to me that more needed to be written besides these few words.  I became mindful that so many … Continue reading A Mindful Advent 2017

Peace For Christmas

[Previous title: "A Week Before Christmas"] It is Sunday, one week before Christmas, and I am taking a moment to be calm, to think only about what brings a sense of nurture, to breathe, and to let what is peaceful in life flow into and through me. I am mindful of one thing above all … Continue reading Peace For Christmas

A Moment Before Christmas

    Written on Monday 21 December 2015   I have stolen away from all the things I am 'supposed' to be doing, to do something that I need to do ... to write a few thoughts down and to catch a moment, to consider and to prepare for the coming Christmas days.  Less than an hour … Continue reading A Moment Before Christmas