Don’t tell God your plans. Hand him your pen.
I used to give God advice on how to run my life (from time to time I probably still do). But I’ve learnt a blank page in God’s hand is far more powerful than a full notebook in mine. And he can do so much more with one life fully laid down, than a thousand […]
Whose You Are: Why Good Things Happen to Bad People
“Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once, and He volunteered.” R.C. Sproul A Tale of Two Pavements In both scenarios, tears were streaming down my cheeks and I felt utterly alone. In both scenarios I’d watched a man drive away and leave me stranded. One held a gun to my […]
Tiptoeing on the dance floor: a story of cancer survival
Everyone who came into the reception area had something on their feet. Some wore sandals, some runners, some slip-ons. There were wedges, loafers, slippers and clogs. Some shoes were strapped into wheel chair foot stirrups. Cowboy boots, work boots, ankle books, riding boots – even a few stilettos graced the floor. We all gathered in […]
What happens to those left behind when a family member passes away?
Some time ago, my son and his family had just arrived for a family get-together at his wife’s parent’s place. No sooner than had our daughter-in-law’s brother, his wife and family arrived, then that family was immediately informed of the terrible news of the sister-in-law’s sister having taken her own life. Thankfully, she had been […]
Puppy Love: Boomer and Belonging
Some months ago, my husband and I became the proud owners of a beautiful little 7 week-old Chocolate Labrador X German Short-haired Pointer puppy (pictured below). Our lives changed instantly. It was as though another child had come into our home as we adjusted to the needs and desires of the new addition. Since that […]