I was literally lying in a sea of my own odd socks.
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But this I call to mind…
There is always hope. And it starts again with with each new morning.
The worry stone
Poor little Zoë faced her first major rejection today at school. This evening she struggled to fall asleep because she was worried the same thing would happen tomorrow. We talked about it. We prayed about it. But she still felt sad, and my mummy heart was hurting for her. Then came the idea. I grabbedContinue reading “The worry stone”
When you’re on your back, don’t flip your lid; ask someone to flip you back over.
This turtle looks like how I’ve felt the last couple of days. Stuck, flailing around wildly, and getting nowhere for all my efforts. 🐢 I think a lot of us feel like that at the moment. The exhaustion of going around the house in circles tidying up after kids, the monotony of the same surroundingsContinue reading “When you’re on your back, don’t flip your lid; ask someone to flip you back over.”
You shall know your ‘shoulds’ and your ‘coulds’ shall set you free
Find yourself thinking ‘I should’ an awful lot these days?
I should be enjoying home schooling…
I should be half a stone lighter…
I should be keeping in touch more with friends and family…
Maybe there’s a more helpful approach …
Store it up for a rainy day: The power of encouragement
Find yourself feeling discouraged more often lately? Maybe you’re a teacher receiving complaints, a leader experiencing criticism, a volunteer feeling overlooked, or a parent feeling taken-for-granted.
In times like this, it can really help to store up the golden moments, thank yous and affirming words in a place where they can’t be washed away by rainy weather.
When Good Enough is Perfectly Good Enough
Maybe, just maybe, today you need to hear that you are ‘good enough’, and that – all things considered – you are quite simply ‘perfect’ for the family and friends God has gifted you with. ❤️
New year, new pyjamas, new you
2020, we choose let go all that we need to let go of; and 2021, we choose to ‘wear’ you with all the dignity, energy and courage we can muster!!
When you’re asking yourself if you’re making a difference, remember that the tip of the iceberg is all you see
Never measure the fruit of your labours or the impact of your life only by what you see. Because what you see is only the tip of the iceberg.
No regrets: it’s time to do what you’ve been dreaming about.
If you had one day left to live, what would you say, what would you do, and what would you give?