‘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…

‘The Source Of My Strength’

Dinner was almost ready – but as I reached into the oven to check if all was done – I felt a painful twinge in my upper arm. Standing up quickly I felt at my arm to discover a strange bulge! – and felt extreme pain. With help – dinner was served and eaten –…

‘Navigation’

Yesterday – travelling to places we had been to before – we decided not to bother connecting to the navigation app. When ‘navigation systems’ first came out years ago I hated them – I simply couldn’t cope with listening to an abstract voice telling me when and where to turn – I much preferred planning…

‘Let It Overflow’

I’d been conscious of the sound of rain drumming on the window all through the night – rising in the morning to a dark and very wet day. My thoughts turned to those who had – for one reason or another – been in the unfortunate position of having to sleep outside – in the…

‘Leaving a trail’

As the sun was rising yesterday the sky was full of the trails of planes criss crossing overhead – made almost golden by the suns rays – evoking memories of trips to far flung places – of people – of rich life experiences we have been so priveledged to enjoy.   As I allowed my…

‘Open The Door’

  I know I say it often – but – my favourite time of the day has to be the early morning – I simply love watching the dawn break. However – at this time of the year – it’s still so very dark when I go to sit by my  window. The first thing…

‘His Still Small Voice Of Calm’

In the midst of a week of sadness – seeking to come to terms with the sudden loss of my lovely sister – I have been so thankful for a God Who is truly present with me – Who cares for me and cares about what happens in my life. He is the One that…

‘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 –…