Learning to Float

In life we are dive bombed Continually While we are learning to float. We are trying to learn To spread our bodies out upon the water Looking up. Held in mysterious balance Still Focussed above on the gently shifting clouds. Something sinks us A ripple, a wave, a full cannon ball. We plummet. We flail,…

I don’t want to be Sheldon’s Mom!

Since the start of the New Year, I have taken time out from Church activity. I have sensed that I have needed time and space to study, to consider, to think and to pray. I have sensed that questions that have lain untended for a while needed to come to the forefront again. God is…

Throwing Shade

Do we throw shade at one another? Disrespect. Disconnect. Misunderstand? You instead lasso us with light Challenge judgement, challenge hurt – Hold us secure in the very palm Of Your hand. You launch light You launch love You launch life our way, and May we flee from that shade Today and every day- Secure in…

About a Snowman?

What was it about the snow That made you cry my love? Why did the breaking of a snowman On and old, old film Let loose such spontaneous emotion? For yours is not a spontaneous age love, A teenage self-consciousness reigns, But that switch was buried deep. What was it about the snow That made…

The waterfall

Pouring, crashing, dashing, roaring Life is like that deafening relentless flow. And yet there is another source Of peaceful water From Your hands extended Over it all.   As we sweep along, grasping at stones to slow us down Yet You pour Your water in amongst the swirling foam. You say “Come aside Into a…

Gracefully Broken

Gracefully Broken (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR0lxbIP4) An amazing song. An amazing concept. When you are going through pain and difficulty, it can feel as though you are swept to the side of the human race. Everyone else is ‘getting on’ with their lives, with leisure and pleasure, highs and only fleeting lows. But for you that place where…

Manchild

I see you, my beautiful boy On the far edge of childhood. Ready to tip Over the brink into the dark mysteries of teens And beyond I rejoice in you my boy And I grieve.   I grieve for my baby son Miraculous in my arms After those long years. I long to hold your…

The Drenching

  We were unprepared for the drenching After a month and more of scorching, ferocious sun Which we laboured under, Burdened by drought. Where once our land was watered, fertile, green It had become parched. The grass was a semblance. Straw with only life potential. The earth shrunk, cracked, hard as stone. We carried on,…

God is my rock

We’ve been enjoying this great song with the toddlers at Busy Bees. This is my story of how God has really been my rock in the hardest of times 🙂 When Stu (my husband) and I began trying to start a family we were full of optimism. Over the next few years that confidence and expectation ebbed…

Inclusive Church?

I have always loved programmes like “Supernanny.” The combination of glimpsing the struggles of other parents, of being allowed to look behind closed doors, followed by the solution, the fixing, the superhero style rescue is irresistible.  But Though I admire the simplicity of that rescue – the black and white, cut and dried, straightforwardness of it –…

A gap, a pack and a cave

Picture a ladder leading to the perfection of God. My ladder does not have all the rungs that it needs to climb to that heady height. With each good deed I attempt to add another rung, but actually as I am selfish, unreasonable, greedy … less than perfect, my rungs fall away. I am carrying…

Disconnection

Connecting to power is something that our teens are very good at – constantly going back to the power source and topping up. Parenting a teen with attachment issues is an ongoing exercise in connection, in topping up. It’s made me think about our connection to God as His Children. I think that we are…