Tag Archives | Joy

Suffering and Glory {guest post}

Addie Zierman is one of my favourite writers. She has an uncanny way of getting under the skin of things, of truth-telling so effortlessly and beautifully. I have lost count of the times when I have gone to her blog and found the very thing I was pondering, expressed with more dignity and beauty than […]

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Urgh

  Today I am feeling listless and restless. I am frustrated with myself because I should be really happy right now: I’ve just been on holiday, I’ve had loads of sunshine and good food and great chats with friends. I am emotionally replenished. I’m so blessed.   But for some reason, over the last couple […]

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Holiday: feast

It’s ‘Five minute Friday’ time, joining with Lisa-Jo Baker. She gives us 1 word, we write for 5 minutes flat – no backtracking or editing, throwing caution to the wind. Check out others’ five-minute offerings by clicking on the button below. This is my best five minutes on ‘Enough’. My apologies for my recent absence […]

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Rejoice with me

It’s ‘Five minute Friday’ time, joining with Lisa-Jo Baker. She gives us 1 word, we write for 5 minutes flat – no backtracking or editing, throwing caution to the wind. Check out others’ five-minute offerings by clicking on the button below.   This is my best five minutes on: ‘Dance’   When was the last […]

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Baptisms and new beginnings

It’s ‘Five minute Friday’ time! It’s inspired by Lisa-Jo over at The Gypsy Mama.  The idea is that you write for five minutes flat on a topic, without worrying about whether it’s right or not.  It’s kinda fun!  Check out others’ interesting 5-minute posts on the topic by clicking on the button below. I’m grateful […]

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Living in the in-between

One morning, a few weeks ago, I started writing a blog post.  I wrote it using my iPad, but decided to draft it in an email so it would be easier to edit.  I spent an hour lovingly tapping out a thousand words. I edited, tweaked, smiled.   I could feel my brain slowing down […]

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Gift

This is my ‘Five minute Friday’, inspired by Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama.  The idea is that you write for five minutes flat on a topic, without worrying about whether it’s right or not.  Check out others’ interesting 5-minute posts on the topic here. This is my best five minutes on: Gift GO I am […]

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Like those who dreamed

“A place of tears” Photo credit: Olga Oslina   How do you pray when the joy has gone and your present experience is a place of tears?   How do you process it when all the good things in your life are in the past, and your present is just hard work and sorrow?   […]

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