If you had one day left to live, what would you say, what would you do, and what would you give?
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Clinging on for dear life
‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven…’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1) I looked out my kitchen window yesterday and noticed an apple or two still on my tree. It looked like they were just clinging on for dear life, just hanging on by a single twig. Anyone else feel aContinue reading “Clinging on for dear life”
Don’t put your post (or pearls) in the wrong place
I did a ridiculous thing today. Just when I think I can’t get any more daft, I reach another level. I’ve concluded that sometimes my head is so far ‘in my head’ that my environmental senses don’t work properly. Bill asked me to post a really important piece of correspondence this morning. He drove meContinue reading “Don’t put your post (or pearls) in the wrong place”
We’ve never come this way before
Winter will end, And time will heal; New life will come! We’ll see the Sun, and Come forth whole.
The struggle is real, but what will we let it bring out in us?
The struggle is real, but what will this crisis bring out in you and me? A flame of judgment, or a blaze of compassion?
An operation in resilience #2
Today my wee Zoë is having follow-up surgery on her arm. She smashed the bone just under her elbow in June and had plates and screws installed. I wrote a post during her first operation – I’ll admit, it was partly to distract myself from pacing the corridors and going out of my mind. ThisContinue reading “An operation in resilience #2”
How to get through a pandemic: Just do the next right thing
How can we get through the uncertainty of the next few months?
… Start by doing something, when you feel you can do nothing
… Do what’s in front of you, rather than worrying about what’s ahead of you
… Do the right thing, and the next right thing will happen.
When your best is not enough
Sometimes you will invest 110%, and it still won’t be enough. But that’s where grace comes in.
Fact or opinion? A question for handling criticism
‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.’ I don’t know who first said this, but I can’t understand why it became so popular. Because it’s quite simply wrong. I would re-render it as: ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but there’s nothing like words to bring you down.’Continue reading “Fact or opinion? A question for handling criticism”
Life is not a board game: Don’t ask me what’s next, ask me what’s now!
To the mum whose little ones aren’t speaking in sentences by the time they are six months…
To the teens who go through puberty later…
To the 18-year-old who didn’t get the results you wanted…
To the university graduate who didn’t get your dream job…
To the young adults whose friends are all getting married…
To the couples who haven’t got engaged yet…
To the marrieds who don’t want to/can’t have children right now …
Life is not a board game. Please don’t panic!