It is the end of the second week in January. I look outside and see a thick blanket of mist covering the countryside, visibility only possible within the boundaries of our property. It might clear to be a beautiful sunny Winter's day later, but the weather forecast sounds gloomy. It is hard to be upbeat … Continue reading The Fruit Of Our Lives ~ A Testimony
What a treat to see a writing prompt in the WordPress Reader today, inviting us to write on or feature the subject "Treat". It is a new year and already we are four days into it. I had hoped to begin 2018 by writing on the first day of the year but, as the … Continue reading What A Treat
It is the beginning of a new week and I thought I would take a moment to still my mind and take stock of the present ... now is a present and the present is now. When we are slain by difficulty or pressure, squeezed into other people's deadlines and commitments, pushed by life into … Continue reading A Gratitude Moment
What a lovely surprise to receive a gift this week, from someone I have never met, a Reader of my blog. So special to see one's own words reflected in such a lovely way. The framed image acts as a reminder to do just this, and the focus of a few lines (out of one's … Continue reading A Surprise Gift
Today my attention wandered to the WordPress Reader, a screen where one can see a list of latest posts published by WordPress bloggers, feeling a little lost in the process of swapping computer screens, my day having passed fairly unproductively thus far. Perhaps I was instinctively looking for a little plank to stand on in … Continue reading What Is Brave?
When we feel heard and valued, we find that we can do amazing things. Have you found that even the most optimistic among us begin to falter and slide, when integrity is challenged by the judgement and misunderstanding of others? I have seen this happen to people with great promise, who have been put upon … Continue reading When We Feel Heard And Valued
In January 2015 I began the technological challenge of building a blog. For a few years before that, friends and family had suggested that I take my communication to a wider audience. Over many years, indeed since my teen years, people have suggested that I write my story and create stories out of my experiences … Continue reading Why Do I Have A Blog?
Shine Anyway The devil will hold on for dear life, but when he loses his grip, he loses his grip. Cheesed off to the enth degree, mightily ****** off, yes, but when he loses his grip that's that. Do not be afraid of anything. Have faith and keep facing forward, with determination and a … Continue reading Shine Anyway
On Forgiveness, in life generally and from a Christian perspective ... Forgiveness is the starting point of any type of success, and is necessary every hour, every day. Forgiveness is one of the driving factors that prevent childishness, tantrums, delays, excuses, the laying of blame ... and all other forms of behaviour … Continue reading Forgiveness Is Key
People often mistake strength for courage, loyalty and perseverance. How often have we called someone 'strong', without ever knowing how many tears they've shed, how often they have had to grit their teeth and smile and take another little step despite the waves, how much they are hurting behind their determination to keep their heads … Continue reading A Little Note On Strength