Develop your character

Character isn’t something you can fabricate when life is in the furnace. It is developed throughout your life. It is formed and reinforced through every thought, action and experience you go through. When you’re in a tight spot it is your true character that will come out of you. A person truly functions out of … Continue reading Develop your character

Blossoms bow

Blossoms bow in the evening sun Knowing not what to think Their petals enchanting everyone Glowing such beautiful pink Stray blossom Avenue, Harrogate I love when the blossoms come out - I suspect everybody does. They blossom annually and the bright colour illuminates people’s hearts and Instagram feeds for a few weeks. And then the … Continue reading Blossoms bow

Circumstances can be chaotic, but you CAN be calm

I have been considering lately the idea of 'peace in a storm'. It's a well known thought that the 'eye of the storm' is the most peaceful part of a tornado. While the tornado rages it's centre is a place of calm. Chaos is external, while calm is internal. With a little self-awareness and the … Continue reading Circumstances can be chaotic, but you CAN be calm

Your value is in who you are

I recently went to Holy Island off the coast of Northumberland. As I walked with my family we arrived at a beautiful pebble beach. All along the beach there were beautiful pebble towers Lindesfarne | Holy Island I instantly began looking for the tallest tower. And then began to build my tallest tower. Why do … Continue reading Your value is in who you are

Struggling to cope? Get support

I recently shared a post from The Samaritans on Facebook. It talked about the rise in suicides during the time of COVID-19 and I was really struck by the rise in suicides. My heart aches with sadness as I consider how difficult life can be for many of us. I’ve never considered suicide, but I … Continue reading Struggling to cope? Get support

There’s beauty in the breakdown

Brokenness is part of humanity. Wherever you are in the world today you will see brokenness: poverty, displaced peoples, violence, mental illness, relational - the ‘broke’ list is endless! But all around us there is something else - there is deep and profound beauty that can rekindle joy even for a moment in the darkest … Continue reading There’s beauty in the breakdown

One step gets you closer to your goals

Not every aspect of life is happy or easy. What should we do when the journey is tough? We Keep on stepping forward one step at a time Keep moving forward | persevere Giving up and giving in is easy: it’s the path of least resistance, but it does not build resilience. It’s one way … Continue reading One step gets you closer to your goals

Life isn’t the Insta-life you’re looking for

Life is made of ups and downs. We walk through each of them with our head held high to the best of our ability. Do not fear hard days or get caught up in the ‘this always (and only) happens to me’ - everyone faces hard times. That’s hard to believe when scrolling through social … Continue reading Life isn’t the Insta-life you’re looking for