Transformation?

I have just sat down to quiet my spirit to listen. It doesn’t happen often enough. I have been super busy and allowing that to steal my quiet time, bible reading and even prayer. I have been skipping over scripture instead of reading and mediating. I have been distant and aloof with God. I don’t…

Dancing

** Trigger Warning ** A small girl twirled in her white flowing dress. It would have touched her feet if she were standing still but while she was twirling the dress reached out with its fabrics, as if trying to join in the joyful exuberance. The girls eyes were delighted with the release and shined…

Festive

#WriteMakeCreateWeek 4 Prompt: Festive The tree stood tall, almost touching the roof. Decoration spread over each bough, almost weighting it down but instead lifting it up. It was strange in a way, the way a decorated tree could light up a whole room. Not with the lights but with the hope. The lights shined out…

Family

#WriteMakeCreateWeek 3 Prompt: Family She ducked to find refuge under the dining table as the glass whizzed past her ear, narrowly missing her. Turning, she watched it smash, splinter and fall down the wall. It seemed to happen without noise. She had tuned out all sound as the barrage of words continued, her eyes still…

Mustard

#WriteMakeCreateWeek 2 Prompt: Mustard She sat at the table with her attention focused 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 the window in front of her out…

Ocean

#WriteMakeCreateWeek 1 Prompt: Ocean 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 purposely. The wind whipped loose tendrils…

#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…

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…