I wish I had adequate words, pictures or sounds to describe what this phrase: “You are enough” has meant to me in the last couple of months since lock down started. The mere mention of the words sends shivers of excitement and deep understanding down my spine. The excitement speaks of not just what the … Continue reading You are Enough
These words bring tremendous relief to me in this current season of my life For the past few weeks I have developed a strong hunger for God and the way He works. It is as if my dependence on Him got elevated, and my control freakishness deflated. My character stays a constant “work in progress”, … Continue reading His Mercies are New Every Morning
(Written: 9 June 2015) That’s the first thing you do when you receive diagnosis, you look for the reason. Who, or what is to blame for this terrible name given to our confusion? “It will make me feel better, if I know the reason I can cope better.” But will we, cope better? Will our … Continue reading If I can just find the reason
What if I just focus on being the parent more, instead of doing all the parenting things? Can I just stand in the mothering position and acknowledge this is my place instead of trying to earn it more … day by day. We have been created human BEINGS. In a world where DOING is the … Continue reading Just Being The Parent
I can remember so clearly the early years of parenthood, those times when I was on the brink of breaking down. I could very faintly feel the exhaustion setting in more and more, my patience very thin with the kids and emotions flying everywhere about the smallest issues. It was then when I knew that … Continue reading Dear Parent, Burnout Can Do More Harm Than Frequent Breaks Ever Will
On the best and worst of my days my head is almost always buzzing with a peculiar mixture of activity. The activity entertains ideas, to-do lists, impressions, emotions, words, songs and strategies. Reading that explanation of my mind activities here, is a bit disturbing, but I have realized that much of what I, or any … Continue reading How writing has always grounded me
Written on 7 July 2018 July is my “organizing life” season, just turns out that way … every year. The weather encourages hibernation and the school holiday is quite long. My instinct? Pack away, throw away and questioning myself: “Are you on track?” I haven’t blogged for five months. It is a VERY long time, … Continue reading Every Moment a Teaching Moment
I have mentioned in my previous posts that I love the idea of a clean canvas. The symbol for starting new and fresh. Not trying to fix a picture already drawn. No, being able to start again. A big element I realize God wants to instill in me in 2018 is: The FREEDOM To Live. … Continue reading Freedom to Live
It seems to me that all of us walk around with a specific burden. This burden? It is the responsibility we think that we have to cause our lives to run in a way that would be perfect or as wonderful as we have always dreamed.
These weird and wonderful lives we have been born into often confuse us, ignite us, crush us and flow like waves over us. We cannot escape it, we have to live it. It is our gift and our cross.