C.S. Lewis · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

The power of a choice to change who we are

Choices are powerful. Even the little ones. We stand on the precipice of some choices knowing that, in a way, our life depends on them. Our future life, our destiny, our fate… will in some way be impacted by that single big choice, whether it’s who we marry, what country we live in, or which… Continue reading The power of a choice to change who we are

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Our stories are important

We all have a story. It’s such an obvious statement, but I think we can forget that each person owns a series of yesterdays which influence their today. This simple truth hit home when I did some volunteer work a while ago. For a month I handed out food and chatted with some of the… Continue reading Our stories are important

Life and other catastrophes · Parenthood · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Fixing my eyes (on Him)

I’m not the world’s best driver, and my record proves it. I blame this on the ‘dreamer’ in me, who often has her head in the clouds (and not on the road). But given the diminishing points on my license, and the real risk that bad driving entails, God and I needed to have a little chat… Continue reading Fixing my eyes (on Him)

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Listen first, bounce later

My little ones were bouncing on the trampoline, beckoning me over for our afternoon ritual. We like to play a game of ‘mimicking’, where we take turns devising a unique jump or dance that the others can imitate. I finished what I was doing, then bounded on to the trampoline, enjoying the feel of flying from one end of the circle to the… Continue reading Listen first, bounce later

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Beware of smooth criminals…

In Proverbs 5:1-6 Solomon lovingly warns against the type of person who might lead someone into an affair… “My son, pay attention to my wisdom,     turn your ear to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion     and your lips may preserve knowledge. For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,     and her speech is smoother than oil;… Continue reading Beware of smooth criminals…