Still – in quietness and trust shall be your strength

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

I am going to the Association of Christian Writers annual meeting Saturday 9th October in central London

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/

Who sees the desperate

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

Overdrive

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

Summer is a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined.

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.

Disagree, but carefully. It’s not always black and white!

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!