The skies are clear but my eyes are clouded. A storm rages in my soul. I feel torn in a million different directions, my heart beats I am staring at the waves rising around me and I want to run for high ground. They say knowledge is power but the more I learn the more … Continue reading When the waves rise
Monday’s are the toughest day of the week for many. Statistically, it is the day with the highest number of heart attacks and suicides. At some point our mind or our bodies gives way to mounting pressure, at work, at home, at school, at university. I used to dread Monday because that was the day … Continue reading Just Another Manic Monday?
Sitting in the Son. Yes the spelling is intentional. Because God knows I need His presence today. I didn’t make it through ten minutes of church because my two year old had other ideas. My ten year olds behaviour has been disgraceful on and off all week. Our belongings are scattered between about sixteen different … Continue reading Sitting in the Son
You are more than just a mom. Those words actually make me wince. Today is International Women's Day and social media is all lit up with phrases like 'you are more than just a mom, you are a woman, you can rule the world'. Hashtags like #girlboss #bossbabe #girlpower and #thisgirlcan constantly remind us that we … Continue reading Just a mom?
I know what you're thinking... That's kind of an ironic title for a blogger with an ability to overshare just about anything and everything. I have always been drawn to bloggers who are authentic, open and vulnerable. Writers who put their whole heart into their writing, whose words move me to laughter or tears, whose stories … Continue reading Don’t Speak
I daren't rest my fingertips on the keys for fear of what I will type, yet I can do nothing but type for fear that my rising emotions will simply overwhelm me. I find writing cathartic yet insanely frustrating as my head tries to disentangle the jumbled thoughts, words and sentences spilling out of my … Continue reading No more drama, no more pain
Have you ever done Strengthsfinder? If you haven't, I highly recommend it, even if only to use it to justify your individual quirks as qualities to be celebrated. My top five strengths read like this: Positivity Empathy Woo Achiever Activator Sounds okay right? Well at first glance its pretty cool, I have always been a … Continue reading Give me strength
Sometimes we feel like God missed the memo. I had this revelation today when watching the epic rescue scenes between Buzz and Woody as they try to get back to the moving van at the end of Toy Story. We so often have a perfect plan laid out and are running headlong toward our goals … Continue reading Truths from Toy Story
So here I am, sat in soft play, trying to bottom out some deadlines before the weekend. It is quieter than usual - possibly because most self-respecting parents don’t palm their kids off to soft play as soon as school’s out on a Friday – and I am trying to dodge the deprecating stares from … Continue reading Working Mom Woes
I am an eternal optimist always searching for a silver lining, but there are days when finding the little ray of hope in your heart is like finding a needle in a haystack, even for me. I know I am profoundly loved, I know that I am profoundly blessed. I know that I have an … Continue reading Time to let go