I am the eldest of four, brought up in a household where both parents worked and we were encouraged to play instruments, take up sport, attend church youth activities, and read widely. At the supper table father often started a discussion on politics or ethics and we were expected to make a contribution. We had … More Still – in quietness and trust shall be your strength
As I look back on my life the most treasured moments have been when something of eternal value was revealed. … More Storing up treasures
Looking forward to this event. You can see more on the ACW website. I and fellow writers will have copies of our books for sale and there will also be the chance to buy the new manual for Christian writers, Write Well. https://christianwriters.co.uk/acw-publications/write-well/
Fiveminutefriday and this week, after a rush (rash?) of family visits, I have time to sit down and write. Kate’s prompt DESPERATE links to the atrocities in Afghanistan and to many other situations where people are in desperate circumstances. Here is my five minutes reflection. Lost, alone, beyond hope, sinking into the dark abyss,All sense … More Who sees the desperate
I’ve been in over drive for weeks. Tomorrow I’m due to lead a seminar on Poverty, then drive to the coast to meet our son and his family plus friends, for a beach bonfire Kipper Party. Ping! My phone bursts into life and a red circle fires out pulsating bands, while an outer ring counts down the days of self isolation. I am numb with fear, panic, and resentment until a friend’s text reminds me to pray. … More Overdrive
The Hampton Court Garden Show is the epitomy of an English summer, a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined. Here is our summer’s day: People thronging in their sensible shoes and flowery shirts, the wise pulling a plastic cart to hold their purchases, The air filled with music and chatter, scented with coffee and … More Summer is a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined.
When I read Kate Mataung’s blog for her fiveminutefriday prompt DISAGREE I wanted to shout out in total AGREEMENT. We each have a different experience of life, which colours our views, but I totally agree with Kate that we seem to be forgetting how to explore each other’s position politely. I glanced up from my … More Disagree, but carefully. It’s not always black and white!
I have missed two Five Minute Friday blog post due to overload. This week’s prompt from Kate, SLOW, is apposite at the end of a rushed week. On Monday I observed the tendency to accelerate under pressure, as my route was disrupted by road closures. It happens in the spiritual as well as the physical … More Unforced rhythms of grace
Hitting tennis balls,sunlight through translucent leaves, and a poem, brought me into that space in Revelation 22 where the river flows through the city, the tree of life on either side. … More Finding the sweet spot in the middle of life
The writer sits serene, held in the circling embrace of the bay, till words rise like gulls on the wing and call to her. … More She hears the sea birds cry – a writer’s inspiration.