Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Face She Wears

A post for the many I know who feel deeply and yet don’t feel they have permission to show these things to others.


She has one, wears one, and changes one. She adds colour, contrast, and definition. She washes, cares for, and cleanses.

She decides the expressions that she places on it that give the world insight into what lies beneath.

And yet, she has become all too good at creating dissonance between the expression she wears and the reality of what she feels. Instead of allowing her face to wear the feeling within, she is told, shown, and challenged to wear particular faces regardless of what inner turmoil she may be facing.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Jam Days of Summer

The days of summer seem to pass too quickly and I can hardly believe that we are already heading into the second half of July! At the beginning of the summer I wrote myself a list of several things I wanted to accomplish... I tried to make this list reasonable, tried to give myself a break considering how busy our lives have become and yet I have no real excuses to find myself  in the middle of July with relatively nothing done!

And so, I awoke today with a new sense of determination. I was set on finally going out to the strawberry patch and pick my yearly flat to make homemade strawberry jam to last us through the rest of the year.

I knew I was late... this was supposed to happen in June! Yet the weekends slipped by... to the point where I found myself this morning looking up the local farms with pick-your-own strawberries, only to find that the fields closed yesterday. I guess I learned my lesson...

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Holy Ground

I am honoured to introduce Laura Carmichael as the author of this particular post. For anyone who knows her, you will have an understanding of the wisdom and grace that pours out of this woman. I am thankful to have the opportunity to share with you a piece of her heart as it is full of compassion, empathy, and a desire to grow. I hope you enjoy the message she shares here - I know that it was both timely and impactful in my own life... 

Have you ever found yourself thinking: “Is God really with me? I can’t see Him in this." Maybe it isn’t a specific situation, but rather a thought pattern. A relationship. A circumstance.  A transition. A corner of your life, or life at large that feels like it is crumbling. A place that lacks foundation and feels void of hope. These are the places that we need transformation in, but don’t know where to begin. We spiral. 

We exhaust ourselves trying to simply keep breathing.