‘He Remains Faithful’

This week I have celebrated my 75th birthday – and I am thankful – thankful that through all those years – He has remained the same – there have been mountain tops – and there have been valleys – pure joy and deep sorrow – yet He has remained faithful – always there. I have…

‘Shining From Within’

As I looked out on a beautiful sunny morning the grass appeared to be shimmering with jewels – I was immediately taken with the thought of ‘shining like jewels’ – and my mind was filled with  my son and daughter in law – as they are truly ‘shining- like jewels – or like stars’ –…

‘Surrounded’

The word ‘surrounded’ has been with me during the past few days – it describes how I feel during this difficult time for our family. We have been ‘surrounded’ so strongly by the closeness of God – knowing – and feeling His arms around us – strengthening us – loving us – giving us peace….

‘Walking the Walk’

It’s easy to ‘talk the talk’ – yet so important that we ‘walk the walk’. Most of us who have a faith can ‘talk the talk’ – quote verses from scripture – sing the songs – and definitely believe what we are saying. I’m not just talking about what we say to other people –…

‘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…