on Mary Oliver, regrets, and guarantees

I have placed the words "fear or faith" over my year. Then I have worked all year on choosing faith. Time and again choosing faith. Situation after situation choosing faith. But there are no guarantees, you know. That the faith that you have chosen won't lead to failure. There are no guarantees that you won't fall flat on … Continue reading on Mary Oliver, regrets, and guarantees

on permission, entitlement and calling

I place two fresh-baked muffins on the bench, and wait for the smell to waft through the house. Before long two hopeful pairs of eyes greet me, with “Mum, may we please have a muffin?” The gift of writing to me often feels like that fresh-baked muffin sitting on the bench and I am the hopeful … Continue reading on permission, entitlement and calling