Lock Down Reflections

Monday June 8th Reflection

I often joke that my head is so full of knitting patterns I can’t fit any more information into it. But actually life can be like that can’t it? We carry so many burdens with us that we not only become weary, but we leave no room for the new - for the good stuff that...

Friday June 5th Reflection

The new normal seems to have settled into our lives and made itself at home, so much so that I find it hard to imagine what my life looked like before lockdown. My life follows a new pattern and my role has been reshaped to work in such a time as this. Ironically it...

Thursday June 4th Reflection

"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth." -Mark Twain One of the things that I have found most challenging during the first weeks of lockdown was the live videos on a Sunday morning....

Wednesday June 3rd Reflection

During the last few years in my career as a teacher we switched to purple pens of positivity to mark students work. At the end of the piece of work our policy was to give our students two stars and a wish - two things the student did well and something they could...

Monday June 1st Reflection

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19   Before I became a Christian I always associated these words with a song by Boney M - By the rivers of Babylon - I am showing my age...

Wednesday May 27th Reflection

If you have time today read John 17. I was moved to tears as I read it this morning. The beautiful words that Jesus prays over his disciples are also prayed over you and me - I was blown away by this verse in particular and wanted to share it with you - so I have...

Friday May 22nd Reflection

Proverbs 12:18 - "There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." As Children of God, our tongues have a lot of power. Over the past few weeks, amongst other things I have been having a great deal of pain in my tongue,...

Monday 18th May Reflection

I will not die an unlived life, I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise… -Dawna Markova I...

Friday May 15th Reflection

The photo album of my heart At the moment on Facebook folk are being nominated to post our favourite ten songs, book, albums, photographs and so on. Capturing a moment in time which has significance and meaning in our lives. Something which evokes memories and tells...

Thursday 14th May Reflection

John 14 : 1 -4 Jesus Comforts His Disciples "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. 2 My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and...