In order to deepen our knowledge and understanding, we learn. It’s why we are sent to school and it’s the reason most of us tend to become wiser as we get older — Continuous learning means a better understanding of the world around us.
In the lead up to Easter Sunday, I wanted to deepen my understanding and knowledge of my Saviour, Jesus Christ and began a study learning about him and his ministry. Two thousand millennia ago, he walked the earth and miracles happened. Examples of his wondrous ministry include healing the sick, causing the blind to see and…
I. am. travelling.
Sometimes I am lost in a city
And roads all look the same
Or trekking mountain switchbacks
Battling with the desert sun
There are silent tears
Rolling down my face
I think I have come to a dead end
And I feel trapped
Not knowing where to go
So. I. p a u s e.
I remember there is always light
And there it is…
Peaking through the leaves of trees
Their shadows dancing across the ground
Guiding me as I tentatively move forward
And I exhale in the warmth of the sun
As her rays stroke my face
Imagining warmer climates
Waves that continually embrace sand on the beach
Inviting and welcoming
And I smile with gratitude
Because throughout the journey
I am uncovering and rebuilding
Unmasking and realigning
And there is beauty in it all
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
My Instagram feed was filled with black squares as the world showed solidarity to Black Lives Matter. Social Media was flooded with donation links to help protesters, books to educate on black history and suggestions of influencers to follow for more information and incite.
The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis became the catalyst for the world condemning racism and preaching to combat it. This is a big step. For centuries, people with black and brown skin have been treated as inferior. I’ve watched it in ‘Roots,’ read about it in books and have seen the…
My Nike trainers pounded the pavement as I panted through the streets of Bromley, recalling my childhood nightmares of long distance running. I loathe it, I’ve never had the stamina and running a 10K, let alone a marathon is a pipe dream. Growing up, I was part of all of the sport’s ‘A’ teams: netball, hockey, rounders, athletics and for short sprints would typically finish in the top three but finishing a 1500m race in anything other than last was never on the cards for me.
With the gym being closed and having to fight for space at home for…
Three weeks ago, I was working in another city on the other side of the world. I would wake to the sun’s rays warming my face and spend mornings in my beautiful apartment with a mug of fruit favoured tea, staring at the Baltimore city landscape. I felt lucky, how many people get to travel like this for work? This week, things have flipped and are very different. I’m camped out on the sofa of my family home in overcast England, with no job and no idea when that will change. The normality of travel, being out and about where…
Because sometimes we need to level with ourselves…
I hope one day you read this and realise what a wonderful human you are. You are full of light and love and so willing to share that with others. I am so proud of the person you are becoming, and I cannot wait to see where life takes us.
Spiritually to date, we have been on quite the journey and I wish to start here because your spiritual wellbeing comes above and before anything else. I have no idea where we will be when you next read this, but this…
“There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” — James E. Faust
As I walk into the hallway of our Edwardian home in Kent, I’m greeted by mother, Jacqui. We embrace and she leads me to our family room. The sweet smell of Ylang Ylang oil permeates the air as she walks across the parquet flooring towards a brown coffee sofa and she is looking incredibly well. Our home bursts with character as I take in my surroundings. Sunlight, bursts through french doors…
I stood at the summit of Twin Peaks looking into the black of the night, the San Francisco Bay dazzled by what felt like a million twinkling Christmas lights. It was breathtaking and I tried to absorb every detail of my surroundings to remember that moment forever. Thousands of cars scattered the streets heading to different destinations and I thought about the dwellings below filled with people in the place they all called home. There was so much life down there and at that moment I felt insignificant.
From the outside looking in, I come across as this confident, outspoken…
Writing for my sanity…