‘Telling The Story’

This week we had the privilege of telling part of our ‘story’ – the years we spent with Mercy Ships – taking hope and healing to the west coast of Africa – on both the Anastasis and the Africa Mercy. They were great years – full of ups and downs – so many memories –…

‘Wear Your Crown’

The other day I was blessed to be a part of a session aimed to help a group of ladies to improve their self image and confidence – I dedicate this blog to the wonderful lady who took the session – ‘thankyou Alison – you wear your crown well’ The session included – ‘knowing who…

‘Leave it There’

My heart was heavy today – full of sorrow – a heaviness was descending on  me – so – I did the only thing that I could do – I went to my ‘quiet place’ and shared it all with the One Who has promised – not only to walk with me through these times – but…

‘The Fog Will Lift’

One thing I enjoy about early mornings at this time of year is the freshness in the air – bringing with it that sense of the beginning of a new season. The other morning really typified an Autumn morning for me – the thickened mist of the past few mornings – creating a fog that almost obliterated the…

‘Pruning -Timing Matters’

Looking out at the garden this morning I was conscious that so many of the plants are beginning to show signs of decay – tidying up needs doing – and the all important job of pruning may soon need to be tackled. As I pondered about the process of pruning I recalled basic information from years…

‘First Day’

Over this past week there have been so many ‘posts’ on social media about ‘first days’ –  babies first day at nursery – young childrens first day at ‘proper school’ – young teens first day at secondary school – first days at college – university – etc. One grandson of ours – who is going…

‘Your Promise Still Stands’

I write this – on the day we celebrate our 53rd Wedding Anniversary – in thankfulness to my husband – who’s promise still stands today – after all these years. Thank you for standing with me – through thick and thin – and continuing to make true your promises to me – I’ve loved my life with you…

‘Behind The Scenes’

I shall be attending an annual camping event over this long bank holiday weekend – actually  it’s true I shall be attending and in fact working as a volunteer a lot of the time – but I will not be camping – my camping days are over and as I live only a short drive…

‘Congratulations’

Congratulations are in order this week for many of our young people as they celebrate their exam success -I myself send congratulations – all the best for the future – and for their dreams to be realised. Many have worked hard and long and so deserve the results that they have gained – however – not…

‘Focus On The Good’

In no way do I intend to get into any political debate – but recently I was struck by the amount of ‘possible negative outcome’ that was spoken – in order to re-enforce the speakers own political view – instead of being willing to see where’ possible positive outcomes’ may occur. Of course we’re used to…