‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’

  Driving and walking around the countryside at this time of the year is a delight. How I love to see all the new growth – bare trees turning green – buds bursting forth – blossoms appearing – flowers blooming.           What a picture – those daffodils edging the road – creating…

‘Walk on Stormy Waters’

Hearing the wind blowing through the trees so often reminds me of the sound of the sea. It brings memories to me – memories of when we lived by the sea – heard and saw it in it’s many forms. The sea can be so unpredictable. Gently rolling to the shore – playful waves running…

‘Tears’

I can hardly see through the windows this morning – the rain is pouring down – and the panes of glass are covered with droplets of water cascading down them. They seem like tears Tears that flow from so many eyes Tears that run down so many cheeks Tears that threaten to drown us in our…

‘God Sees The Heart’

Our vision is more often limited by what we see with our eyes. We judge by what we can physically see – but – we only see the eternal. I recognise that I need to be careful not to judge purely by what I ‘see’ – something that I can do too easily – but rather to…

‘An Open Door’

  As much as possible throughout these winter months my day has begun sitting here in front of an open door. Yes – it’s been cold at times – challenging even – but the rewards have been great – the feel of the air – often very fresh – best of all the feel of…

‘He Watches Over Me’

I find it interesting that as I sit and allow the quiet to fill me – images and truths flash across my mind. To breathe in these truths – to allow them to drop deep into my spirit – gives me a sense of joy and peace – of strength and hope – makes my…

You Knew

As I’ve sat and reflected in the mornings during this extremely important week in the life – death – and resurrection of Jesus – I’ve been once again struck by the realisation that He Knew – He knew – all that was to happen to Him – yet – went through with it! In life…

Sunshine & Rain

Being closed in this morning due to the driving rain – it’s hard to believe that yesterday was like a summer’s day! How wonderful it was to be outside – to potter in the garden – enjoy a drink sitting in the warmth of the sunshine. Somehow – I don’t think I’ll be doing that…

‘Seeing Beyond’

At this time of the year I find myself itching to get out into the garden – to tidy up after the winter – to plan for the coming months – maybe ‘redesign ‘ a little! I love a garden – love designing – planting – ‘pottering’ When we viewed the house we have now…

‘Radiance’

    What struck me this morning was the sheer radiance of the sun – not only in it’s brightness – but also in it’s warmth. I felt much like I expect a cat feels when it stretches out and purrs in the warmth of the sun! I felt myself stretch and relax – sigh with delight as I…

‘Gratitude’

          A picture of winter land beauty feeds my eyes this morning – the sun is shining on the pristine whiteness of the snow covered countryside – so inspiring – so enticing – inviting in it’s purity. So different from when I viewed it a couple of days ago – as we fought our…

‘Blind Faith’

The wind was howling round the house this morning – blowing across the open fields – bringing the rain with it. I opened the French doors gingerly – not being sure of which way the wind was blowing. At first all seemed well and I sat back feeling blessed that I could be sheltered yet…