Reasoning keeps us busy thinking we are doing something about our problems when in reality what it mostly does, is squeeze out the voice of God. Reasoning distracts us from the divine leading that is just a prayer away if only we would stop long enough to listen. In that stillness, there is guidance, there… Continue reading The act[ion] of reasoning
Emma went to her piano lessons every week but wouldn't practice at home so her Mum suggested she give up the classes. Emma responded, "I don't want to give it up. I love going to piano class. I just don't want to practice". So her Mum made a decision that I think every parent should… Continue reading I will not practice!
This week I was standing talking to two friends when another person joined us and started talking to just one of the group. I don't know this person well but we have been introduced before and often see each other at other gatherings, so my initial response when she ignored us, was to think she… Continue reading Am I invisible?
My inbox overflows. I'm sure yours does too. In his book "The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future", Kevin Kelly gives a fascinating insight into attention that grabbed umm… my attention. "Our attention is the only valuable resource we can personally produce without training. It is in short supply and… Continue reading Can I have your attention please
"Thank God, you're here!" You say this to the person or people who are there when you need them the most. But what about this ...? "God, you're here!" Joyce Meyer shared this statement in this short video about fear and it grabbed my attention. So I said it to myself and was overcome with… Continue reading “Thank God, you’re here!”
I've just finished reading "Out of the spin cycle - devotions to lighten your mother load". Another wonderful book by the very funny and relatable, Jen Hatmaker. If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will be packed down, shaken together, and spilling over into your lap. The… Continue reading Spilling over
"Everyone's awkwardness shines a little brighter in an elevator." Sammy Rhodes from his book, This Is Awkward: How Life's Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection. You and I can be standing side-by-side, but because we don't know each other there is this expectation and understanding that we will ignore each other. I can… Continue reading Awkward!