Maybe There is a Dagger in Their Heart…

I was praying for someone the other day, who is too easily offended. Everything hurts. Even a simple explanation of what they are doing is given on the defensive. At times it is exhausting to be with them. I was praying because I love them. As I prayed I saw this beautiful person with a…

Proverbs 10min. Challenge (Proverbs 15)

Let’s talk about the physicality of Scripture! The beautiful Hazel from Pure Glory blog, encouraged me in a comment to speak scripture into my bones, after reading my recent post Y?. It is that exchange that inspired this study.  Today for my 10 minute Challenge I’m going through Proverbs 15 looking for Scriptures that bring…

Alive

This is a poem that I wrote this week; a week of weeping with friends for present sorrows and a week of remembrance for past sorrows, ones that linger. As the week went on I thought and prayed and cried for those who don’t feel anymore. For the disconnected. This poem is for all who…

Abiding in Jesus

We are officially returned from holidays, after the most beautiful time. Thank you everyone for your well wishes and prayers, they were answered abundantly. My husband commented while we were away that he loves camping because, “It grounds you again.” We have been earthed. Did you know that ‘they’ say we should spend time everyday…

When God Says, “No.” (Part 2)

Yesterday I began this post with Part 1, you can read it here. I explained the story behind today’s post. Today I am posting the first song that I wrote in a series of songs. It was a very difficult song to write. It came out of sadness and regret after God had said, “No,…

God and Pornography

The following is an excerpt, from my upcoming book about God and Sex, taken from a chapter about pornography. I hope you are encouraged by the post and inspired to read the rest of the book, which is coming soon. Please comment below if you think it would encourage you or someone you know. It…

Crowned (Part 2)

Every year, our church holds an extravagant dinner; a banquet and ball. Very Luxe. It is completely free to attend. I have never attended, in the six years we have been at our church, simply because I do not own a fancy dress and the thought of organising a babysitter and driving to the city,…

The Boy Who Lost His Thank You

Do you ever wish your kids were grateful all the time? I wrote this poem after a frustrated parenting moment! Writing it helped me realise that being grateful comes out of a heart that understands, what it is to go without. Having the heart of our Father God, as a parent, means loving our kids…

“All I’m Asking, is For a Normal Amount of Perspective Here!”

Photo by mali maeder from Pexels Notting Hill; holds the title of “Most-Watched,” out of my all-time favourite movies. The film came out in 1999, the year of my searching. After a swathe of breakups and trauma and sadness and giving up on love, and friendships in my own life, we connected, me and the…