Blossoms bow

Blossoms bow in the evening sun Knowing not what to think Their petals enchanting everyone Glowing such beautiful pink I love when the blossoms come out – I suspect everybody does. They blossom annually and the bright colour illuminates people’s hearts and Instagram feeds for a few weeks. And then the blossoms die. The treesContinue reading “Blossoms bow”

Falling and rising in life

Everybody hurts. Everybody falls. But not everybody rises again. It’s so true that when we are down and out; when we fall on our knees; when we get knocked down … it’s so true that what we do next is what really matters. As somebody who is being currently knocked down, I want to justContinue reading “Falling and rising in life”

I awake today – a declaration of faith

I awake today to a new reality Knowing that the completed totality Of my life is restoration At the hands of the God of my salvation As I open my eyes to Christ the son Knowing that he’s the only one Powerful to gracefully restore me And heal my broken history. I awake today toContinue reading “I awake today – a declaration of faith”

Intention, bravery and your making your choices

This morning I enjoyed a beautiful breakfast on my own in my apartment. It was a rare moment of cosy calmness that just made me smile with joy. Not every moment is like this though. Life is made of a million moments, some of them calm and cosy, while others are crazy and chaotic. IContinue reading “Intention, bravery and your making your choices”

Hold on to hope

No matter what is going on in your life please remember that there is always something to hope for. True hope leads to positive outcomes – it will not leave you disappointed. Holding on to hope is a measure of your resilience and determination to overcome. You are able. You are strong. You are resilient.Continue reading “Hold on to hope”

Move in the direction of your dreams

It is easy to do the expected thing, the usual thing, the normal thing. We are often encouraged not to dream, not to dare, and not to move in the direction of our dreams. Dreamers are thought to be time wasters, lazy, or having their head in the clouds. This is as far from theContinue reading “Move in the direction of your dreams”

Rest to refresh your soul

Those who know me know that faith plays a large part in the strength I’ve found in my life journey. Taking time out to reflect and think have been important disciplines. Putting faith aside, it is important to stop; to reflect; to rest and renew your strength. When we carry burdens our strength gets quicklyContinue reading “Rest to refresh your soul”

Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances

There is a lie we believe about joy. We are told or taught, or somehow come to believe that joy is based solely on our circumstances. I don’t know where this notion comes from, but I know it’s not true in the experiences of many people. Watch any movie and you will notice moments ofContinue reading “Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances”

Your value is in who you are

I recently went to Holy Island off the coast of Northumberland. As I walked with my family we arrived at a beautiful pebble beach. All along the beach there were beautiful pebble towers I instantly began looking for the tallest tower. And then began to build my tallest tower. Why do we feel the needContinue reading “Your value is in who you are”