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Betrayal

Betrayal

By | Soul Care

Betrayal is so common these days. I watch people break open.  Their soul a mess. Betrayal runs a sword so deep within the human soul. It paralyses the human soul.  The soul, that part of us that connects us to others, to our world, to our God becomes paralysed.  We find ourselves no longer relating to others as we once did….

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hot air ballooning

Hot air ballooning

By | Soul Care

One day my son and I went hot air ballooning. We shivered in the dark, that coldest hour before dawn. We kept reminding ourselves that it was going to be worth it. The golden hues of the morning light began to touch our field…It’s light beginning to warm our bodies. We were in Cappadocia, Turkey celebrating life! My son had just…

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Celebration Stealers

Celebration Stealers

By | Soul Care

It took me a while to realise that not everyone’s soul wants to celebrate. One of my most vivid encounters with a celebration stealer was at the birth of my daughter. I remember holding her, cherishing her, knowing that she had just come from God. A precious gift in a season of grief.  A sweet exchange for a mother lost…

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A full life is a life without pain.

A full life is a life without pain.

By | Soul Care

You cried today Tears of gratitude…of thankfulness… Tears that broke because you felt seen… We saw your pain…your grief… your fear… and your hard. In our advocacy of your little’s life threatening condition you felt loves warm embrace. You whispered to me, “I wish I had your faith…but I can’t. Why would a loving God do this to me and to mine?”…

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The ache of loneliness

The ache of loneliness

By | Soul Care

I could feel my heart thumping with anticipation as I handed my boarding pass to the air stewardess. The next few days were going to be just perfect. I was about to have a sleep over with my favourite girlfriends. Girl friends who I could be myself with, women who I could confess to, women I loved. I was enough. These girls…

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What’s bringing joy to my heart?

By | Soul Care, Uncategorized

Somewhere between childhood and adulthood we shed the idea that life is joy. We begin to spend our days looking for the recipe that will make our life rich and full.  The search for satisfaction niggles away at our soul. I looked up the synonyms for joy the other day and discovered to my amazement these words:  wonder, delight, elation, satisfaction, fun…

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Beloved

Discovering Belovedness

By | Soul Care, The Table, Uncategorized

Discovering Belovedness isn’t always easy. I was so nervous.  We had friends coming around for dinner and we had to resolve some communication that had gone wrong.  I love these friends.  When I think of the word beloved I put these friends in that basket…dearly loved. Hurry often steals understanding. So we had invited our friends around for a meal…

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2017 is a very special year for us

By | Soul Care

2017 is a very special year for us – it marks 10 years since we built the Tailrace Centre. That 10 year period has been without doubt the most difficult 10 years of my life. We have faced so many challenges on so many fronts.  From major health issues, to being faithful in adverse circumstances, to the complexity of pastoring in…

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Middles

Middles

By | Soul Care, The Table

Middles You don’t know what the story is all about when you are in the middle of it. When you are at the beginning of your journey there can be excitement, anticipation, and hope. A deep longing for better, for good. When you are at the end of your journey there is often wisdom, gratefulness, resolution and you know where the…

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"You have to go deeper."

“You must go deeper”

By | Soul Care

  “You must go deeper” I didn’t want to hear the words my mentor was whispering to my heart.  In fact it took many sessions before I opened my heart to hearing the whisper, “You must go deeper.” I didn’t understand what he meant by the words, “Going deeper.” Even if I understood what he meant I feared this pathway….

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