The Chronicle of Biscuit - "Stop Persecuting Me!"

The Chronicles of Biscuit:  Stories about our youngest son, Tyler, whose nickname is Biscuit. Biscuit's having some trouble t...more

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What Would Mrs. Porter Think?

When I was a little girl and we visited my grandmother in Lampasas, Texas, a moment always arrived, early in our visit, when we would trot obediently over to my grandmother’s next-door neighbor’s house.  Mrs. Porter seemed like she was about a thousand and three years old to me, and she was older than my grandmother, which probably means Mrs. Porter was in her seventies.  In any case, I remember her as a gentle, welcoming woman, and even though I’d be willing to bet that the conversations I had with her were stilted and shy, I enjoyed visiting Mrs....more

Obedience In The Small Things

I shared recently that I had arrived at a point where I felt I needed to be still.  Although there were (and still are) unresolved situations, and problems that I felt needed addressing, God was telling me to stop and wait on Him.  Not to make any decisions in relation to these areas; not to act.  Simply to wait and to listen.  So I waited and I listened.  But what I heard was unexpected.  Waiting with an agenda, I was hoping for answers to the big things.  But what I kept hearing was 'Obedience in the small things'. ...more
Yes, it really starts there, doesn't it ... attending to the small things and details, while ...more

Working For a Harvest

Recently, I was encouraged by a reader with this verse: 'Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.'  Proverbs 14 v 4.  This is one of those verses, which if taken at face value, appears to be only applicable to farmers.  But, like most of Proverbs, there is a deeper meaning.  We all like things to be clean, yes?  A stable without an oxen is clean.  A life without difficulties is straight-forward.   ...more

Be Still

Do you like change?  I am one of these unusual people who thrives on it.  Change can be daunting, but it means things are moving.  It means that you are still taking steps.  Recently, my life has been refreshingly overwhelmed by change.  In part, this has been due to decisions on my part; some significant, some not so much.  And in part this has been due to circumstances beyond my control.  Either way, I have entered a new season. (Read on...)...more

I Bought A Dress

Today I feel vulnerable.  In fact, I feel a lot like drawing the curtains, hiding under a duvet and not speaking to anyone....more

Different

Have you ever felt different?  Like the odd one out?  As a child, I was the 'weird' one.  My behaviour was different, my sense of humour was strange.  I was the short one, the ginger-haired one.  The Christian one.  I had a few good friends; but while they learning about hair and make-up, my head was preoccupied with entirely different concerns.  I devoted my spare time to tying up the loose ends in my head (of which there were many).  There were the things I'd been told.  My mum's open and honest conversations with me about all that had been sai...more

Negativity (Pt 2)

In my last blog I shared about taking responsibility for our own spiritual growth.  Ensuring that what lies beneath the surface is adequate to cope with the waves of negativity that come at us.  And I would love to continue with the boat theme, but as my nautical knowledge is based entirely upon my viewing of Pirates of the Caribbean, this would probably end up as a story about mermaids....more

I'm Not Saying That i Have It All Together..

I’m not saying that I have it all together, that I have it made.  But I am on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me’. Philippians 3:12...more