Or not so, as the waves of frustration have crashed on the shore of recovery. The one thing I’ve learnt, out of the hundreds of grrrr moments I’ve experienced lately- is that while you don’t necessarily get to choose the circumstances- you get to choose how you respond. So many stories I could tell. 

Ever been in a stage, season, wilderness of life where you just want it to let up. For something to go right. Me too. All to often thou I’ve become impatient with the goings on and forgotten that life is not so much about the destination but the journey (oh that word, just makes my skin crawl🤣). Because as annoying as it is, we will be traveling to the destination until the day we die. 

Life, may have many- stop and sit, camp and live here a moment moments 😉. But eventually we become restless for the next. Unfortunately, if we don’t learn to be patient and at peace in the discomfort of a transient life, we make it hard for ourselves and those who do this thing called life with us. 

Transient, I hear you ask. Yep, if your growing, your changing and if your changing you are learning new things, desiring new things and capable of new things. Growth leads to movement. Much growth lead to much movement, shift and change in attitudes, perspective and skill. This all leads to desiring change, new things, the next thing- the next stage. 

However, sometimes we have to wait for it to unfold. And that- is the place where patience must come and unfold in your thinking. Your believing and your decision making. Because even in the waiting, growth is happening. Dare, I even suggest that more growth comes in the waiting season, the apparent dormant season than any other. 

Think of an iceberg. Or a seed pushing thru the soil as it grows, we can’t see most of what’s going on beneath the surface. But that’s where the majority of growth comes. The root system pushes down, in preparation for the seed to climb up and break the soil. Da dah! It pushes thru and we celebrate the seen, not knowing or understanding the effort, growth and change that have occurred to see that moment unfold. It’s the Same with your life, precious one. God is wanting to grow something in you- firstly I believe a relationship with Him and from there where communication flows freely- purpose! Purpose for now, purpose for later, purpose that makes you believe that each day you live and breathe, your breath is vital, valuable and yep- purpose-FILLED!

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So I encourage you today- stay patient and connected to Him when it all seems ‘blar‘. He’s got you. He knows you and He understands. Talk to Him about it. 
Love you guys

Until next time- Happy Pondering xx


Storm Chillin 

Hand it over…. remember those words as a child. Your mum or dad or teacher 😬, asking you to hand them that thing which was distracting you, that you had taken without permission, that you where playing with when you where meant to be sleeping. Don’t remember- me neither 😉

Reminds me a little of Philippians 4:6-7(NJKV)

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Supplication, such an old fashioned word but, it is described as earnest or intense, extended prayer not because your request gains merit or worth with more words or time. Rather, that this is the process where the concern is transferred fully from your hands to His- to God’s. 

It takes time to hand things over, sometimes grabbing  them back a few times before they are fully given into His hands; timing and ways.

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 It is in the handing over and prayer (chatting with God) that peace is found in a situation or circumstances. Ever had peace at a time when it doesn’t make sense; your world is seamly falling apart and yet inside you feel calm. That’s the kind of peace which is available when you talk with God about your life and hand your concerns to Him. The Bible describes it as ‘the peace of God which surpasses all understanding‘. I don’t know about you but I love it when life is going crazy (wait for it – that’s not the bit I love) and yet in spite of that I’m calm. At rest. At peace. Relaxed. Its amazing the clarity that comes when you are at peace in a storm that life is whipping up. 
So to your storm today – I say peace- be still! Lean in and chat to God about all that’s going on. Sometimes the storm lasts for a minute but the rainbow it produces for years.  Today – be chilling with Him! 

Ok…. until next time 

Happy Pondering x 

It’s ok … 

What a week, fortnight really! It’s gone past at the speed of light- so quick I never wrote last week. Honestly, the temptation is there to skip another week. But we all know how that goes. One turns to two and two turns to 3 years. Well, slight exaggeration but only slight😉

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I really wanted to leave you with something earth shattering, life changing, history making but I’ve got nothing. 

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That’s the truth of it really- it’s not so much the big ‘wow’ days that make your life remarkable but the way you do the day after day, through the good, bad, triumphant, and devastating. In the days that follow sleepless nights and diets blowouts. 

So I just want to say ‘you’re going great!, don’t give up and don’t allow circumstances and other people actions determine your character and your responses. After all great character is forged in the muck of life. Unfortunately, it’s in the testing that what lies beneath is revealed. 

Today- what lies beneath is a very tired 😴 girl longing to sleep through the night, walk without crutches and honor her God will her response to all that 2017 is throwing at her. 

What’s your 2017 revealing

Mine- glad you asked 😉. It’s revealing, yet again, that God is always at work, even when things don’t go to plan, when the unexpected becomes reality. That He’s faithful and good, even then things try to scream otherwise. I take it this way- if I wake up breathing again, this new day- I’ve been given had a purpose; and so do I – in it. Not only that, yesterdays stuff doesn’t have to ruin today’s. Sure there might be some stuff and junk to work through, but don’t allow yesterday to ruin your tomorrow- that’s how life is stolen. 
So breathe on …..have a fabulous day! If needed, in spite of what is going on. Cause- life’s worth living and I plan on enjoying it! Hope you do too. 

That’s all from me …. 👋🏻

…we’ve got this 

Love this!

So often we can go through the grind of life; feeling that we’re barely keeping our heads above water. It never even crosses our mind, that we might also be inspiring people around us with how you handle the in’s, out’s, up’s, down’s, mysteries and adventures which each day unfolds. 

When you read the quote above, you may have thought – “Be Strong”- how? You’ve no idea, what’s life’s unfolding. Yep, correct! I don’t! 

But, I know that “strong” doesn’t mean that that you’re superman or superwoman- it means that when things knock you down, you get back up. Whether it takes 5 minutes or 5 years. The determining factor  for strength is not in denying that life has ebb and flow, but the attitude to which you face the challenge and trials of life.

  As I have often said this year-“God, we’ve got this, well I don’t know that I do. God you got this, and that’s all I need“.  So keep inspiring people and stay strong. You got this!

Until next time,

Happy Pondering