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Be happy with what you have

A calm and an undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. Proverbs 14: 30 I believe one of the best things we can do for ourselves, is to be happy and content. Every day […]


Freedom from fear

‘I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.’ Psalm 34: 4 There are times in our life, when we allow fear to hold us back. We can be afraid to try new things, we can be afraid of technology, we can be […]


WHEN THE WIND BLOWS HOLD ON

I recall a cold, windy, wintery day. It was my responsibility to go to the hardware store and buy the paraffin for the heater. It was in the “olden days”, when many homes did not have central heating. (I know this may be hard to imagine for those younger than […]


PURSUE YOUR DREAMS

I think it’s important to pursue our dreams whether we are young or old, and not be put off by the negativity of others or their lack of support. I mentioned in a previous post that many years ago I had travelled with a friend by train in Europe for […]


HAVE COURAGE TO STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

I mentioned in an earlier post that many years ago I had travelled by train in Europe for a month using an Interrail pass. It was such a great and memorable adventure that I would recommend it to everyone!!! I had just finished studying at university (polytechnic at the time) […]


PERSEVERANCE WINS THE DAY

I am aware that as the British weather can be temperamental, unfortunately so can I. My mood and motivation can unfortunately change depending on the circumstances I face. Perseverance is an area of my life I am working to improve. While out for a country walk my friend and I […]


GOD’S LOVE IS LIKE THE SUN

While I was away for a spa weekend in Surrey I was confronted with how temperamental the weather can be. I was outside on a lounger enjoying the sunshine, when a sharp breeze blew, followed by the warmth of the sun, which then disappeared behind a cloud, the clouds turned […]


LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE LAND (4)

THE HARVESTING EXPERIENCE In my previous post I shared my weeding experience as a new “farmer”. This post looks at the final stage in my adventure. All I can say is …. Mum saved the day. My farming adventure was short lived. Without my mum’s loving hard work there would […]


LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE LAND (3)

THE WEEDING EXPERIENCE In my previous post I shared my transplanting experience as a new “farmer”. This post looks at the next stage in my adventure. Now I was beginning to feel like a real farmer as I saw the plants growing strong and tall in the pots. The tomatoes, […]


LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE LAND (2)

THE TRANSPLANTING EXPERIENCE In my previous post I shared my seed growing experience as a new “farmer”. This post looks at the next stage in my adventure. As I continued to water the shoots that had appeared I saw a great deal of growth. In a short time I noticed […]