Taking a moment to honour my mother. This is the woman who gave birth to me in South Africa, two weeks before Christmas, two months before her twentieth birthday, the parent I grew up with in Africa, before she returned to live in the UK when I was 21. I had 'left' home for practical … Continue reading A Tribute To My Mother
Part of the remains of a 900 year old cathedral, at St Andrews ... Got me thinking that it's just as well faith in God is not based on bricks and mortar, denominations, church boards, or even coffee morning rotas ... It is love that is what is meant to demonstrate to the world that … Continue reading Faith And Love
Prompted by WordPress' daily post writing suggestion "confess", I am publishing the 'Letter' I wrote to God this morning. It seemed a fitting day to take stock and get a few priorities in order, before the year ends and 2018 is upon us ... This is, I suppose, more or less a modern psalm … Continue reading A Letter To God
We sat way up in the heather hills, nibbling our daughter's deliciously crisp ginger biscuits, chatting as a foursome while the sun went down, marvelling at the rainbow that had only moments before arched in magnificence over us. Alone in the hills, we four and our hound, the powerful, full, rainbow seemed a promise … Continue reading Evening In The Heather Hills
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?
Love Spent In A Moment Love struck as sharp as lightning; So what if merely for an instant? It clutched me to its sensual bosom, Held my thoughts, and soul, imprisoned. Infatuation, in this game, Wants its name to come before all else, Yet this time I know that it is Love Who has captured … Continue reading Love Spent In A Moment – A Poem
This piece is raw and unedited. It was written straight from the heart. Truth And Love When I was a little girl, we had a black "houseboy" called John who cried when we left our home in Natal, to go to Cape Town. He had been my closest ally and loved us all … Continue reading Truth And Love
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
What really matters is how much we love.
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