Faith, Life

Raise your shield

When life gets hard where do you turn to? We often need to find strength outside of ourselves. The psalmist writes, ‘My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.’ (Ps.7:10) Have you ever been caught in a storm so bad that it wrecks your umbrella, turns it inside out, rips it from… Continue reading Raise your shield

101Joys, Life

013 Joy can be found intentionally

As I walked my girls to school this morning I posed the question to my oldest (whose smile was upside down): "What is the one thing you can do today that will make you feel joy?" She pondered the thought and smiled as she said slowly "I don't know". I could see a few things… Continue reading 013 Joy can be found intentionally

Creative Writing, Life

‘The Stenchmire’ – about facing your fears

It shuffled silently through the undergrowth, the stench of its breath illuminated like mist under a cold full moon. I could almost feel the darkness within it as I hid, trembling in the tree trunk, heart bursting in the fear of being found. It wandered past slowly and I exhaled my relief. That was when… Continue reading ‘The Stenchmire’ – about facing your fears