Present with us – The ever present father

August is almost over and the rain is still here. This winter seems never-ending. We get tantalised with glimpses of spring, but then feel even more dejected when they don’t last. We feel like we’ve been tricked into believing spring is coming. The thing is. Winter will end, eventually. Spring will come. It always does. … Continue reading Present with us – The ever present father

Present with us – The guiding father

Are you going through a season when you are feeling bombarded from all directions? Do you feel like you barely have time to recover from one crisis and another is already upon you? Are you living in a state of constant reaction to your circumstances and feel like you are not even able to take … Continue reading Present with us – The guiding father

Present with us – The Healing Father

When my girls fall and hurt themselves, they know they can come to me, and I will get out the first aid kit, and administer Band-Aids, kisses, or ice packs as required. But some days the hurts that my girls come home with are internal; harsh words spoken, friends who no longer want to play, … Continue reading Present with us – The Healing Father

Present with us – the emotional father

In times of great distress and pain we can sometimes feel that we are the sum of our emotions. Emotions that are overwhelming and hard, emotions that seem to take up our whole being. In these times conversely, we can also feel that God is distant, that he doesn’t understand the extremes of our emotions … Continue reading Present with us – the emotional father

Thoughts after attending a funeral

Thoughts after attending a funeral

She was my age. Younger actually as her birthday is in July. We grew up together, I was at her wedding, she was at mine, we were in home group together. Yesterday, I was at her funeral. It was beautiful. And heartbreaking. There is something about attending a funeral of someone your age that that … Continue reading Thoughts after attending a funeral