He hems me in

Who else loves those conversations you don’t expect to have? Today I spent two hours with a friend. Kate and I have known each other for twenty-something years, but we’ve never really sat – just the two of us – and chatted. The hot chocolate was superb, as were the hot chips that followed. But what … More He hems me in

Dare to Dream

Dream: 1. A cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal. 2. A visionary creation of the imagination. It’s a big day today. My book baby has been revealed to the world – well, it’s cover has at least! And isn’t it gorgeous? I often wondered why authors referred to their books as “babies” but now I can see … More Dare to Dream

Faking it

Fake: 1. Not genuine. 2. Imitation. 3. Counterfeit. 4. A forgery. 5. A sham. We’ve all seen them. The amazing Facebook or Instagram photos of our friends doing amazing things in amazing places. You know the ones. Snap. Here’s me in Paris at the Eiffel tower. Snap. Here’s my and my gorgeous man eating pizza … More Faking it

The Best Yes

Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? These words jumped up and grabbed me at my throat. Yes. Yes I am. Then there was more: Did I want to cure the “disease to please”? How about escaping the guilt of disappointing others? Or … More The Best Yes

The F Word

Fail. 1. The opposite of success. 2. To be unsuccessful in achieving a goal. 3. To make a mistake. 4. To fall short. 5. To be deficient, lacking or insufficient. I read a book review today (you can check it out here) that totally resonated with me, and I wanted to share it. Whilst it … More The F Word

I dreamed a dream

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” Eight years ago I dreamed a dream. In that dream I was a nurse. Not just any nurse, but an Emergency Nurse. I remember the first day in class at The Gordon when our teacher looked around the class and asked each … More I dreamed a dream

One Direction

Direction: 1. The line or course along which someone or something lies, faces or moves with reference to the point toward which it is directed. “Direct my footsteps according to your word…” (Psalm 119:133) I was thinking today about signposts and how I believe God places them along my path at various points to steer … More One Direction