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JACQUI WAKELAM

Seeking & Creating
Beauty & Truth

 

December 14, 2018

Our first child, Zoe, was finally here and home. I was exhausted but joy trumped my need for sleep, I was keen to show her off. Just a couple of days following her birth we set off for church, very slowly and carefully with our precious cargo and prepared to introduce...

November 26, 2018

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul..”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:1-3a‬ ‭ 

RENEWING PRACTICES

Without fail, every trip our family would take to Devon you'd find the last entry in my jou...

September 22, 2018

Recovering recently from an illness has given me wonderful time and opportunity to dedicate to some of my favourite things, pursuits which make my heart happy, and you know that's very biblical because 'a merry heart does good like a medicine'! Here's a simple and beau...

September 5, 2018

"The reading life is like one of those potent graces bestowed by fairy godmothers on princesses in old fairy tales,

the sort to help a young heroine grow in all good things, to love life in its fullness and beauty, but also to make her

strong in resisting the forces of...

September 1, 2018

As a parent, I cannot allow myself to become angry, frustrated or feel disappointment, when my children fail to connect with me. The responsibility is not there’s to connect with me, to meet me where I’m at. Jesus went to where the deepest needs were in others. He stoo...

August 25, 2018

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I remember when Zoe was just 5 years old and she was going to join a large class nearby. Until that day we had spent our time exploring the world together, discovering God's world for us and delighting in the everyday rhythms of life. Everything in my heart...

August 10, 2018

Having previously lived in Australia for 17 years, and during a prolonged season of drought, I am accustomed to the brittle, brown grasses of summer, but I never thought I'd see it here in the UK! I have a picnic photo from last year's Mum Heart picnic (see below) wher...

August 2, 2018

I have not always flourished in every season of life, looking back I can see the wasted opportunities to establish my feet and bloom where I was planted.  Loathing my circumstances, moaning about marriage stresses, complaining about an employer, leader, losing patience...

July 26, 2018

A full day was behind us and as the sun was slipping away, I wondered when I too would get to slip away for some quiet time. I was navigating new currents of motherhood, having now two teenagers, one at each end, 13 and 19 years. As our eldest moved into adulthood I ha...

July 20, 2018

Three small words which have had the profoundest effect on me, "Are you happy?". Honestly, I didn't know. I'd never asked myself before, neither had anyone else for that matter. I was 17 years old and for the first time it seemed, being prompted to self-awareness. I pa...

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