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.
Where there is great love the flip side can be blind rage and hatred. Saying ‘Sorry’, and forgiving each other will bring us through, and restore good relationships. … More The remedy if love goes wrong.
Who can mend this broken world?
Where unruly feelings reign?
Only One who dared the cross,
Lost souls to gain. … More Broken world – held by the Saviour
Five Minute Friday prompt PERMISSION Comments welcomed. … More Permission to show love
I inherited my pressure cooker from my mother-in-law. It is at least 40 years old, we have replaced the seal but otherwise it is in its original state and continues to produce soups and stews with speed and efficiency. Sometimes I overheat it. At this point a tiny valve in the lid lifts so that … More Pressure cooker – finding the release valve