My eldest has a new turn of phrase that she loves to use, “life hack.”
My week can often be about the things I need to get done, and there are days when I don’t get a chance to do some of the things I would love to do, like read, write, and listen to podcasts.
I have been mulling over this phrase life hack, and I realised I have some life hacks of my own that I use to snatch time in my week. Continue reading “Three life hacks I use to snatch time in my week”
We are heading into the latter part of the year which contains end of year functions, Christmas, and other attendant busyness that the last few months of 2018 will bring. The end of the year can be dominated by getting things done, but it is also important to focus on the little moments that bring light and laughter into our lives.
In the spirit of focusing on finding joy in the ordinary, I thought I start a new blog series for this new season. And it is based on this quote:
And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”
Kurt Vonnegut Junior
Continue reading “Five things giving me ordinary joy this Friday”
We had our air conditioner fixed recently. The next day I received a feedback survey by email. The job wasn’t finished, we needed parts. But still the survey came through.
The next day I went to a local store. They scanned my loyalty card and before I knew it I received another survey request.
Continue reading “ordinary joy”
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 a breath?
Continue reading “Present with us – The guiding 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 and that he is uncaring.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Our God is not a passive father that watches our emotional turmoil from a distance. Instead he is present with us in our emotional ups and downs. Continue reading “Present with us – the emotional father”
You hold it in the palm of your hand
It is small enough to fit in your pocket
Yet it controls your life
You answer every beep, flash and buzz
With Pavlovian single-mindedness
Continue reading “Prayer for the phone addicted”