Keep the fire burning on the altar of your heart

Sparks were flying into the dark, as I lay next to a crackling fire. How many stars are there really, I lay there thinking? The jackal howled somewhere in the distance. A chilly breeze, a caress on my face. I drifted to sleep.A cold drop woke me. The warm fire was still burning next to … Continue reading Keep the fire burning on the altar of your heart

When life hits you with the uncontrollable problems, learn to say, it is well with my soul

"Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul"Horatio Spafford (1873) A father stood staring into the deep ocean where his four daughters had drowned during a horrific shipwreck. The open grave of his small son and the substantial material loss suffered due to the great … Continue reading When life hits you with the uncontrollable problems, learn to say, it is well with my soul

To the bride of Christ, Live free, run wild, love strong

Freedom. It has been our collective heart cry, intensified in these days. Lockdowns and restrictions. Or perhaps I should just call it shackles and a cage, on top of those we already live under. Remember, Paul was under lockdown when he penned some of the letters included in the New Testament. What is this blog … Continue reading To the bride of Christ, Live free, run wild, love strong

Let my spit fall where wants! Finding a silver lining in this Covid-19 storm

When did the world get stuck in the pages of some dystopian novel? I looked at the picture of my daughter during the school break. She sat in a little square, painted onto the paved playground. One point five meters from her the next child, in his little square. All around her, miniature robots, with … Continue reading Let my spit fall where wants! Finding a silver lining in this Covid-19 storm

The universe does not equal God. Why you can’t figure out who you are

The universe, too large for us to imagine, it spins in a never-ending revolution around itself. If you are standing still, it seems it is spinning around you. Spinning, a dizzy web of confusion. On the other hand ... God is love. God is light. God is spirit. God is the truth. God is good. … Continue reading The universe does not equal God. Why you can’t figure out who you are

It’s the end of 2018 (or what’s a better title for this post?)

One of these days, I'm going to write a post on how to Joomla for wordpress.com users. Seriously. Building websites is not a walk in the park, the way I thought. That being said, I guess there's a website out there I've not shared with the readers of this blog. It has been a long … Continue reading It’s the end of 2018 (or what’s a better title for this post?)

30 Days to grieve

"The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days until the time of weeping and mourning was over.” The Bible, Deuteronomy 34:8 Upon the loss of a loved one, one should mourn for 30 days. Only. It’s a biblical ideal which comes from the old testament where the Israelites mourned the death … Continue reading 30 Days to grieve

#Haiku Friday: Challenge 80

"Is it fear that has kept you away from the song in the wind and the waves" (Jason Upton, Beautiful People) ♥ There’s friendship waiting Take my hand for a fresh start Forgive and Forget ♥ "One dimensional eyes, they never see the truth" (Jason Upton, All things are possible) ♥ In screams of dying … Continue reading #Haiku Friday: Challenge 80

Will you still take my second hand Christmas?

Have you ever given a thought to the true meaning of Christmas? No, I'm not talking about the cozy Hollywood version they like to show on the TV this time of the year. "And it's not like the stories, it's never like what they said" (Ben Haenow - Second Hand Heart) In truth, a version … Continue reading Will you still take my second hand Christmas?