The trouble with choosing faith instead of fear for 2016, is I am saying 'yes', to all sorts of new adventures and ideas. To be clear these are things I would never before dreamed of saying 'yes' to. Or I would at least take three weeks to agonise over, before hesitantly replying, 'yes, if you think … Continue reading on saying yes, new adventures and being stretched
One morning I found my daughter trying to sticky-tape the buckle back onto her favourite school shoes. The velcro that felt like cotton wool and scuffed toes, had for weeks given me the clue that these shoes were on their way out. But my daughter had been in denial, and it wasn't until that morning … Continue reading on seasons, gratitude and holding things lightly
I was asked the other day, if I am getting pleasure from writing this book, at the moment. It is a hard question, because it feels more like it just has to happen. This book has to be written. There is nothing I can do about it, I can write it or I could explode. … Continue reading refining a dream
January 1st, time for my words for the year, and this year I have known my words well in advance. Last year was an amazing experience, a year of saying 'yes', and doing things even though I was afraid. A year of finding in the small power of a 'yes', the stretching of my … Continue reading 2016 … fear or faith?
We are in the in-between time right now. The pause between this year and the next. The time that I naturally reflect and consider, dream and plan, evaluate and pray, for the year that has passed, and the year to come. Each year I like to choose a word or phrase for the year and 2015 … Continue reading on 2015 and the difference between planes and trains
At the beginning of this year, I found my daughter in her room crying her eyes out, absolutely devastated. After calming her down enough to get the story from her. I discovered she was crying because "I can't read yet, Mum". The end of the year is coming up and this little girl is reading … Continue reading I can …