Seeking & Creating
Beauty & Truth


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...

July 13, 2018

"One of the most convicting things I have recently come to realise about Jesus is that He was never, not once, in a hurry."

Mark Buchannan - Your God Is Too Safe

My son and I sat there on the bed in pregnant silence, he had something very serious to tell me and I was clu...

July 6, 2018

I hated being late for school! 

That feeling of being the party crasher, all eyes on you as you awkwardly find an empty chair. Perceiving the mockery, the judgment, whilst avoiding eye contact, I'd get my head down as fast as I could. My mum would say, "Once you're in t...

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