Staying home has meant more time on our hands. We are scrolling more, reading more and watching more. But what are you watching? God has been really speaking to me out of Proverbs 31 and I wanted to share some thoughts from verse 27 with you. She carefully watches over everything in her household and … Continue reading Consuming content or choosing content?
The threat of lockdown is now a reality. The 'what ifs?' are 'what nows?', and suddenly we are faced with a endless sea of uncertainty stretched out before us. While I was doing my house work today, I noticed areas that had been overlooked for too long; cobwebs in corners and dust gathered in dark … Continue reading Speaking from Faith or Fear?
"Are you scared Mommy?" My wide eyed ten year old looked up at me from the sofa, where he has been watching the latest news unfold. I thought for a moment and took a deep breath before I answered him. I am a firm believer in telling our kids the truth, where appropriate, and I … Continue reading You are not alone
I was about 9 or 10 years old when my Nan bought me a guitar. I wish I could say this one pictured was my beloved original but it got left behind when I left Welwyn Garden City many moons ago.I still remember sitting on my bed at my Nan’s house, learning chords and writing … Continue reading My weapon is a melody
Yesterday I had the greatest privilege of attending the Live Lent launch at Lambeth Palace. I was invited by The Church of England to learn about the climate crisis and how we can step up to make a change. As a family we actively work to reduce our waste and recycle wherever possible, but I … Continue reading Christians and Climate Change
Sight is a gift. (Ask anyone who doesn't have theirs and they will tell you so). To be able to see is something that we take for granted every single day. But there is a difference between having sight and seeing. You have no doubt heard the term 20/20 vision a few times already this … Continue reading Set your sights in 2020
At first glance this looks like a father and son moment; a lesson in handling a saw and managing a garden. The truth is it is a lesson in handling consequences and managing poor decisions. Look closer at the picture, do you see the tree on the right? It has a huge branch torn off … Continue reading Learning lessons
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
Are you a perennial planner? A self confessed striver? Busily plotting your life to the nth degree then panicking when things take a detour? Yup me too. I like to know where I am headed, what I need to do to get there and how long it will take. But so often this doesn't take … Continue reading He who holds the stars
I got it wrong today. Okay not just today, but spectacularly so on this occasion. This time it was with my middle child, my easiest by far and my least demanding. He is so often overshadowed by his more vocal siblings or overlooked as he is generally happy to go with the flow. We were … Continue reading The Home School Diaries #3