Mustard

#WriteMakeCreateWeek 2 Prompt: MustardKey Words: Table, Dawn, Friends, Bright, Gold, Cheer, Reflect She sat at the table with her attention focussed on the notebook in front of her. Her latte sat in front of her, still untouched. She didn’t notice the bustle of people around her, even when she would lift her head and look through…

Ocean

#WriteMakeCreateWeek 1 Prompt: OceanKeywords: Blue, Endless, Starfish, Depth, Story, Summer, Pause Fingers tugged at black laces, loosening them before grabbing the heel of the shoes and pulling them off. Blue sneakers were thrown a short distance away, laying on the grass as though discarded. Socks nestled inside. Pale feet stepped gingerly onto the gravel path, then…

#WriteMakeCreate

In Australia, we are coming up to our Summer holidays. I am so looking forward to the break from work and school and routine. It is the perfect time to do a little challenge. I have been inspired to partake in a creativity challenge by Amanda Viviers. Amanda is an amazing author who is often…

Pretence

Why are people so apt at pretence? I am putting my hand up high here. We seem to be experts at putting on a front and making sure everyone thinks we have it all together. Like there is some social rule that says we must be able to function at a million miles an hour…

New Seasons

This past weekend marked the beginning of the year 5779 on the Jewish Calendar. The season of Rosh Hashanah. The Jewish New Year.  There is not just biblical significance in the starting of the new year, there is prophetic significance. It is the transition into a new season. A new season that holds so much expectation….

Seasons of Change

I am stepping into an unknown season. A time when things are changing around me and I’m not really sure what to expect on the journey ahead. I loved where I thought my life was headed… continuing on a steady upward projection. And then an unseen turn appeared in the road. This was not a part of…

Facing Our Own Shortcomings

I hate to admit it but I am a people pleaser. I like to make people happy. I work in a service industry. I care for people every day looking out for their needs. Unfortunately, this last week I have had someone not happy with how I provided care. They were not happy, upset even….

Fear

It creeps into your heart without you really even noticing at first. Coming in as subtle as the shadows of the evening. The light fading before your eyes but so gradually that you don’t realise it is happening until you can’t see very well. You find yourself plunged into darkness. This is even truer when…

Peter and the Storm

Heart racing and breathing rapidly as eyes caught sight of a figure walking on the water to them. That isn’t possible. Look at the size of the waves, crashing around him. Yet, this figure is not moved by what is rising and falling around him. He walks, on the calm surface of the water. Above…

Unexpected

Rahab was grafted into the family line of King David, and Jesus. After she was married to Salmon, one of the spies she saved, nothing more is spoken of her apart from when the genealogy is recorded. Yet, she still had a purpose. Even when she was stuck ‘entertaining’ travelers in the city of Jericho…

Ashes

God’s power is made perfect in weakness. He looks to see us bring our failures, heartbreak, weakness, and shame to him. He is a God of restoration. He will not turn anyone away who comes with a repentant heart. He looks to turn our mistakes, failures, doing it in our own strength, and weaknesses, into…

The Ache to Belong

There is an ache deep in my heart. An ache that sometimes rumbles and at others screams. A random moment it is silenced but not for long, just long enough to draw a breath and appreciate the stillness at that moment. This ache reverberates into all that I do. It sees me making decisions based…