‘ Contemplation and Solitude’

My soul so often yearns for solitude – that place where “silence allows us to listen” – some place ‘away from it all’ – time alone when I can simply allow the silence to envelope me – still my heart to listen – forget time – have no distractions – and simply ‘be’. Yet –…

‘Grace For The Day’

As I look out on a cold – blustery day – snow showers scattering the earth with white – I can hardly believe that – only a few days ago – I was sitting outside – enjoying the warmth of the sun – anticipating many more happy hours – long awaited through the winter season….

‘Giving Myself Permission’

It might seem strange – to speak about ‘giving myself permission’ – to do anything – yet I have found that it really is sometimes necessary for me – to do just that – I need to allow myself – to do those things that maybe simply don’t come naturally to me. ‘Resting’ – is…

‘My Foot Angel’

Last week I had a real treat – a good friend came over – for a long awaited coffee and a catch up – but that was not all – as she brought along all the ‘tools of her trade’ – as a podiatrist – ( or – as they used to be called –…

‘As Memories Surface’

There are many times in our lives – when we are suddenly accosted by a memory – a sight – a smell -a sound – a special date – or occasion – can take us by surprise – evoke so many varied emotions. Today – is one such day for us – as a family…

‘Touched By Kindness’

I’ve been touched this week – by the many acts of kindness that I have seen – and heard about – in response to those who are suffering because of this latest war. There has been an outpouring of generosity – which – as someone once said – is “the most natural outward expression –…

‘Love Is Not Blind’

This Blog post is simply a copy of a poem -(I felt that nothing else needed to be added) – written this last week by our son – I found it so beautiful – I couldn’t help but share it – with his permission – of course – so thank you Steve Love is not…

‘Standing In Awe’

I was reminded of a song this week – one that has always had a special place in my heart – it’s a song about’ standing in awe’ of God – and brought back to mind certain times in my life when I have experienced that strong sense of awe. The song speaks of God…

‘It’s Okay – To Not Be Okay’

It’s been one of those weeks – when I have witnessed – some of my family and friends – ‘not being okay’ – and in fact – have not been totally okay myself. I guess most of us try to put on a ‘brave face’ – try not to let on that we are struggling…

‘The Journey Is For The Soul’

I was struck by this quote that someone posted on social media this week – “The finish line is for the ego – the journey is for the soul” – and I realised just how true – and important – that phrase is. For me – life is simply a continual journey – yes –…