‘Be Still My Soul’

The words I found going round in my mind this morning were ‘Be still and know that I am God’. These words I recognised from a song – sung a long long time ago and also as the words from a psalm. My first thoughts were of the need to quiet ourselves among the business…

‘I can’t Fix This’

Over the past couple of weeks – we have only just been managing to get our laundry done – the washing machine had developed a fault and we had been trying to get around it in order to get the washing cycle to complete its process. By switching the program off and waiting for varied…

‘Make Me A CHannel Of Your Peace’

All this past week I have constantly had the words of this song in my head – in fact – I have played it first thing every morning – and am intending to make it my daily prayer. Apparently, the prayer was published anonymously – but thereafter known as the prayer of St Francis and…

‘Find Your Rhythm’

I’m always so glad to get back into a routine after a break – I find myself getting confused as to even what day it is – and while a change is great – there’s something comforting to me in knowing just where I am and in having at least some sort of normality about…

‘Be There In The Moment ‘

Days rush by – for some the busyness and excitement of Christmas goes on – some are simply relieved that the painful reminders of loss or loneliness are over -while others are already getting ready for the next stage of their lives to begin – especially with the new year approaching. If we’re not careful…

‘Behind The Tinsel’

As the tinsel goes up and last minute preparations are under way I’m conscious that for many there will be loneliness – sadness – illness – and numerous other issues that are happening in their lives – and that they will possibly be hiding behind all the glitter – laughter and excitement that flows around…

‘Free To Be You’

A group of ladies were being entertained the other day – with the singing of Christmas Carols – of course some of the carols were better known than others – but what struck me was the unbridled enthusiasm of one particular lady. She ‘threw her heart and soul’ into the singing – not caring if…

‘Look Around You’

Setting off on a long journey – to visit my brother in beautiful Scotland last weekend – I found myself almost totally focused on the traffic – the way other people were driving (I was a passenger in our car!) – the speed we were going – and working out how long the journey was…

‘The Sunsets Glow’

Responding to this weeks ‘Pic and word Challenge’ -‘Orange’ In sunsets glow – all else is stark The brightest orange – makes all things dark Like black of night – a silhouette All else blanked out – as if to let The orange shine – as if alone Eclipsing all – from it’s wondrous throne…

‘Changed Forever’

It seems as though we may be in for some dry weather – after all the rain we’ve had over what must be weeks now. Floods have caused so much chaos  – damage and loss – lives have been changed forever. The river in our village rose very high – farmers are having to come…