Holding On & Letting Go

I’ve decided to write a series of blogs about how we are like trees in God’s forest. I started in my previous blog, titled Resolutions and Roots. It was only a matter of time before I started a series like this – I make no secret about my love of trees. I’m going to look…

The Greatest Showman

Ever since I first saw the trailer for The Greatest Showman I knew I wanted to see it, and had a good feeling that I was going to love it. I went to see it last week, and rather than loving it, this film has me conflicted. I think I’ve now processed it enough to work out why, or at least I will have done by the end of this blog!

I’m conflicted because of how I felt straight after seeing it – I liked it, and the girl I saw it with absolutely loved it which I think made me think I must’ve done too. But then thinking more about it, I changed my mind – I actually felt a bit disappointed by the characters. One thing I did love was the songs – so I listened to the album a couple of times, and having listened, processed and thought a little more, I now I think I get the message of the film; it’s deeper than the catchy tunes and splendour of the show – and I now like it, I think. Let me explain…

Resolutions and Roots

I’m currently dog sitting for a very handsome Chocolate Labrador. He belongs to my aunt who is currently on a vacation in Sydney. So I am sitting in her front room, with this lovely dog at my feet, binge watching Elementary on her TV. This lovely dog requires a total of 4 walks a day:…

New Year’s Resolutions: Reviewed

This year, I had decided to set myself a resolution for the first time in years. Remarkably, I’ve achieved what I intended. For the first time ever (personally and globally perhaps?) I have stuck to a resolution. Insert shocked emoji here! I’m pretty sure whoever invented New Year’s Resolutions dreamed this day might come, but…

Muddy

You’ll often hear me say that going for a walk provides me with inspiration. Whether the inspiration is for a blog post here, for solving a problem, or just life. Over this Christmas period, I have been blessed to dog sit for a gorgeous Spaniel called Reggie. He requires walking 3 times a day, so…

Last Christmas

Can I start by wishing you a very Merry Christmas, whatever that might look like to you. Last Christmas, I gave you my heart I attended a carol service that brought me back to God – the year before, I’d been involved in a horrible accident and I’d been a bit distant from God, as…

Moving Mountains

I’ve been having a hard time again recently. I was turning up for work crying every day, unable to focus on anything for longer than a few minutes and struggling to see the point to get out of bed every day. I’ve experienced this before – since my workplace accident 2 years ago, I’ve had…

When “how are you doing?” are the last words you want to hear…

I know this isn’t something people really talk about, but that’s part of the problem, and why I wanted to write a blog about it! Nobody has a clue how to treat me, what to say to me, or even whether to talk to me. And to be honest, the idea of people talking to me has raised my anxiety levels, so really, we’re all in the same boat. No idea what’s going on, or how to deal with situation at hand. So I thought I’d share my thoughts…

Darling Buds

This week I decided to explore the public footpaths near where I work. After work on a couple of days, I decided to venture forth into the unknown. I love nature and greenery, in particular – trees. I love woods, forests or just big, interesting looking trees. I always find that I can connect to…

Crisis of Confidence

I had an amazing time at Hillsong Conference a few weeks ago. It was uplifting, encouraging and enlightening. To try and carry my sense of wonder into my everyday life, I have changed my morning routine. I no longer listen to the radio in the morning as I get ready and drive to work –…

In Over My Head

Have you ever been going through something and you really don’t know what to do about?
You’ve exhausted all of your options, you’ve done everything you’ve conceived to be possible, and still there is no resolution or even movement toward resolution?

God’s Voice

Just over a week ago I was at Hillsong Conference London. My first Conference. I had the most amazing time – the teaching was phenomenal, the worship was transcendent and the Holy Spirit was moving. I decided to go with my sister and her church, when I booked I was a bit of a church…