The World Needs Authenticity

This is a message to everyone, no matter your background, status or creed ... The world needs leaders and influencers to be authentic right now. Drop the fake and start showing up as real human beings. Our children and our young adults are in need of seeing what really makes life worthwhile and how we … Continue reading The World Needs Authenticity

The Love On The Inside

Looking at the beauty of this building, York Minster, I suddenly had the thought: “We might look amazing, our lives might appear perfect on the outside, but is there love on the inside?” Churches are places created to worship God. God is LOVE. So, for me it follows that churches worship / practise / emulate … Continue reading The Love On The Inside

How To Conquer Challenges

With a strong WHY, we can conquer anything. Be invincible and make LOVE your sword. Go 'out there' today, mindfully, and spread positive wherever you go. This world is fully connected and we are all affecting one another. Be aware of this and set your focus like a laser on what will bring health and … Continue reading How To Conquer Challenges

I Salute Every Woman On The Planet

  This is especially for my lady and girl friends. March is International Womens Month. I salute every Woman on the planet. Be and live fully. Shine light into every bit of yourself.     "Hey God, why is this happening to me?" And then I heard Him say: "So you can help Women not … Continue reading I Salute Every Woman On The Planet

Test It All Against The Truth Of Love ~ Revised

Almost two years ago, I posted this on The Holly Tree Tales and it seems fitting, on this first day of December, to rehearse it.  Here is the revised version. *   While we whinge about aspects of our First World lives, so opulent in so many ways, babies are starving, people are aching for … Continue reading Test It All Against The Truth Of Love ~ Revised

A Tribute To My Mother

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

Faith And Love

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

A Letter To God

  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

Evening In The Heather Hills

  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