I was literally lying in a sea of my own odd socks.
I asked my six-year-old a pretty deep question today. Zoë, is it more important to be clever, beautiful or kind? Her wee eyes fluttered up to the sky and back again, which is what she always does when she’s deep in thought. ‘Kind, mummy.’ ‘Yes honey. If you’re clever and beautiful, but you’re not kind,Continue reading “What one thing would you wish for?”
In your heart, will you:
❤️put them in their place?
❤️ squeeze in beside them, resenting that they are there?
❤️Or, will you be radical enough, generous enough, lovinge enough to give them your spot, smiling with delight as you watch them enjoy every moment of it?
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”
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 …
We are made to be instruments not ornaments.
We are made for connection over making good impressions.
We were made for service above self-promotion.
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.
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. ❤️
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!!
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.