New Beginnings

I was absentmindedly watching the news, as an Australian couple captured my attention. Their property was one of many that have been destroyed by the recent bushfires, and yet there was something different about this story. They’d had a little bit of rain, and theirs was a story of hope. In amongst the devastation, thisContinue reading “New Beginnings”

Goodbye 2016

To say 2016 was an “interesting” year is perhaps an understatement!! Celebrity deaths, terror attacks in Europe, Brexit, American elections and of course the disappointing performances of the English football team!  However in the midst of that we also had so much to celebrate, the Queen turning 90, a great Olympic Games, Tim Peake in spaceContinue reading “Goodbye 2016”

Turbulence

Yesterday evening I started writing a post about Turbulence.  It began… When you’re 40,000ft in the air it’s easy to forget about the law of gravity.  The routine of the air stewards announcements, the in-flight entertainment and even the refreshments  are all designed to help you relax and enjoy the ride.  Enjoy, that is, until youContinue reading “Turbulence”

Why would anyone do that?

I have to be honest, I love my bed and I love 8 hours of sleep.  So one thing that really put me off the woman described in Proverbs 31, was the fact that she started her day in the middle of the night.  She rose early, not just to make breakfast for her family (I couldContinue reading “Why would anyone do that?”

If You Don’t Ask You Don’t Get Part 2

In my last post I wrote about how I’d been given something as a result of my persistent asking!  I’d drawn a parallel between my experience and a story Jesus told about a persistent widow and answered prayer.  As I pressed the “Publish” button I felt quite pleased with  what I had written, but itContinue reading “If You Don’t Ask You Don’t Get Part 2”

If You Don’t Ask You Don’t Get

It’s become a bit of long standing joke in our office; if ever anyone needs a new phone or computer I suggest they buy Apple. Yes, I know they are more expensive than many of their competitors, and yes, I know it does the same job as any other brand.  However, I enjoy being gullible enough toContinue reading “If You Don’t Ask You Don’t Get”

What I Learnt Reviewing 2015

I love New Years. I love the feeling of a blank canvas, a year unspoilt, full of possibility and adventure.  I often take the opportunity of a New Year to set goals, plan events and look forward, but rarely take the time to look back and learn. This year I was challenged to do justContinue reading “What I Learnt Reviewing 2015”