Choose Hope

When floundering in a whirl of woes and words,uncertain how to pick the best path – the one where your feet don’t slip, tripping you up, twisting your ankle,thankless and painful,hurtling you headlong into a quagmire – When struggling with frustrations and fears,ears which don’t hear, eyes that don’t see you,can’t understand you, or won’t…

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Hope

I learnt the song that expresses my hope for your future.It is full of promises –No more weeping, No more hurt or pain – ‘You hold me now’ is the heartfelt refrain. I weep as I practice releasing these words,Wishing that you had heard my cries, Known my heartache,As I brought you forth, Tiny, remarkably…

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When you have no idea where you are…

Grief is such a strange beast. Regardless of how I seem to be doing, it lingers. Things which are usually enjoyable, seem like an uphill struggle, and disproportionately drain me. Getting out of the house for a walk on my own, feels impossible and I find myself afraid I’ll miss my family too much, to…

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New year, new approach.

“Then the lion said — but I don’t know if it spoke — You will have to let me undress you. I was afraid of his claws, I can tell you, but I was pretty nearly desperate now. So I just lay flat down on my back to let him do it. “The very first…

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‘…and ALL the time, God is good!’

So last week was pretty full on. Here’s a bit of a round-up. Monday: We returned from north Yorkshire, having had an early Christmas weekend with my husband’s side of the family. It was a lovely weekend and a long drive home, made complete by our gorgeous son throwing up all over himself and his…

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Incarnation

It’s that time of year again! This Sunday heralds both the 1st December and the first Sunday of Advent in traditional church calendars. The season of journey and expectation, with a whisper of hope to a weary world, heavily burdened. The anticipation of God coming to earth as a tiny baby – so that we could have…

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