“The Sleeping warrior” Arran.
I adore Easter Sunday! I used to get stuck at Good Friday, as I contemplated Jesus on the cross dying for my wrongdoing, saying ‘Father, forgive’ even in the darkness and pain. The love and amazing grace of our Lord still humbles and astonishes me every day. However, I have also learned to appreciate the … Continue reading Broken, beloved and blessed! →
Yesterday was Good Friday, always an emotional day. To think that some one could love me enough to give their life for me is so much to take in, never mind that that person is the Son of God. To read the narratives of the betrayal of Jesus by Judas in the garden, of his … Continue reading A dark day of weeping. →
As a teenager, I remember wondering what life is all about. People talked of leaving school, maybe going to college or university, having a family, retiring, travelling and then there was a pause….. Then we were face to face with our own mortality. I was searching for answers, and used to wonder if there was … Continue reading What is life about? →
Today has been a lovely, dry, spring day, and I decided to paint a wall in the garden. That sounds quite normal, but I had my music on as well, and was listening to the Christian band Hawk Nelson- songs like Diamonds, Parachute and Never let you down. They are such great songs of faith, … Continue reading Painting and dancing! →
Today being mother’s day is a very emotional one. I am so fortunate to have my beautiful mum, but have lost my mother in law. We owe such a debt to mums and loving patient adults who have helped form us and guided us along our way. I was so privileged two years ago to … Continue reading The beauty of nurture. →
The days are lengthening, there are crocuses on the ground and buds on the trees. Although there are still some rainy dismal days, there is also a feeling of greening, and of spring. These are still such anxious days, and I am learning more about the importance of breath. We all know breathing is good! … Continue reading Spring- the breath of life →
I have been reflecting a lot recently on different ways to connect. In my last blog, I was thinking of the importance of listening and prayerfully making space, but there is so much more to connection. There are qualities that make deeper connection more possible, openness, love, empathy, compassion. People have such different life experiences, … Continue reading More bridges- bridges of connection. →
I have so enjoyed walking in the snow this week, noticing birds and squirrels and foxes. The park has been an extraordinary place of crisp snow, exquisite swirly patterns on bark, soft sunrises and a frozen pond. And every time I walk round, I pass a gorgeous wrought iron bridge, joining the land with a … Continue reading Building bridges not walls. →
We seem to be pre programmed to rush and be busy. We accept it as the norm, and if you ask someone how they are, and they say they are not doing much, you tend to wonder what that might mean. Well that was true before the pandemic! For key workers, their lives are still … Continue reading It’s ok to slow down! →
Lockdown seems to be lasting a long time- what an understatement this is! We know it is needed, to get the rates of virus transmission down, but it seems a bit endless, well actually completely endless. It is a time of hibernation- when we are in a dormant state, everything seems slowed down, and going … Continue reading The joy of photographs! →
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