I’ve noticed recently on social media and in conversation, that ‘stay safe’ seems to have become a new catchphrase – as if it is in our power to keep ourselves safe from harm. But can I really, by some act of will choose to stay safe – has this phrase become popular as some sort of reassurance that we are in control of what is happening?
The week started with a grey, cold, damp mist rolling in off the sea, not the usual spring sunshine that we had been getting used to…
When you hear the news of events that are occurring in your country, does it ever make you cry with sadness, anger, or frustration? Does it make you feel powerless, that there is nothing you can do….
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can…..
A Heart for Justice There was once a man who had a heart for justice and we know very little about him. What we do know is that he found himself at just the right time, and in the right place, to speak up and save a man’s life. He was hundreds of miles fromContinue reading “Speak for Justice”
Do you want to find a way to remain steadfast? A word that is not used so often now, maybe we equate it with steady, and think ‘boring.’ It is, however, a place of strength, of having an inner peace, security and contentment, regardless of what is happening in circumstances around you.
Aksah, is an inspirational woman who had the vision, and motivation, to fulfill her potential. Who, you might say? She appears in only a couple of verses of scripture¹, but her voice is there, speaking out to us today.
The Right Path As I was out walking today, I was reflecting on the painted footprints on the pavement (or sidewalk). In our town last year three of the small primary schools (for children age 4-11) closed. Instead one big new purpose-built school opened, to bring all those pupils and resources together in the oneContinue reading “Follow the Footsteps”
There is so much bird song at the moment. I wake early every morning and listen to a unique choir, singing a new endless arrangement. They do not think about it, they are not inhibited. Birds do not hold back, worrying about what other birds might think. It is the season for singing, and soContinue reading “Bird song and other Inspiration”
I don’t know about you, but for me it is a constant conflict of how to be strong and yet not become tough. Strength, is that deep un-shakeable confidence in who you are, and your ability to endure. To be able to be consistent and true to yourself – through hardships and difficulties. I amContinue reading “Strong, not Tough”
There are possibilities for growth for each one of us, where we are now within our own domain. But sometimes God will ask us to stretch ourselves, to see that he has more available….