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

The search for joy can be hard

I caught my wife studying hard last week. She was caught up in the world of concentration seeking information and studying to apply it to heart and mind. Hard work can be full of great joy So I captured the moment. Why? Because I wanted to remind myself that chasing dreams, or joy, or goals … Continue reading The search for joy can be hard

The strength you have is not in your strength alone

The strength you have is not in your strength alone. There are many people out there with great strength, and yet their strength is not seen or known or used. I am one of them - you might be too. StuartWriting I believe we all have latent strength within us: strength that lies dormant and … Continue reading The strength you have is not in your strength alone

Use your words wisely to build yourself and others up

The words we say and use are vitally important because they will either build ourselves and others up, or break them down; they can wound a friend or make them feel wonderful. Words can transform a person’s emotions, wellbeing and thought patterns for better or for worse. What words would you use to describe yourself? … Continue reading Use your words wisely to build yourself and others up

Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…

I thought I would share my recent thoughts around the #coronavirus as people think about self isolating and the world locks down. There’s a lot of worry and anxiety, stress and confusion. The future feels daunting and uncertain. Here’s my advice in a nutshell - along with some of my recent life messages: FIND THE … Continue reading Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…

Kindness is giving your strength away

kindness can be seen by some as a weakness in character because it makes you vulnerable and open to people treating you like a mug. This is one way of looking at kindness (bear with me) - but kindness is NOT weakness - it is the humble use of your strength. Kindness uses its strength … Continue reading Kindness is giving your strength away

A voice in the darkness

Ever felt like you are stuck in a dark place? Then this post is written just for you.... Gods first words in the human story were words spoke in the darkness - words from the darkness. Spoken by God. Spoken to breathe life into the darkness. Out of the darkness these words were uttered: “Let... … Continue reading A voice in the darkness