That Day, This Day, One Day… Life in the Now and Not Yet

We live in the now and the not-yet, the space where darkness and light meet, the no-mans-land between the battle-lines of the Kingdom of God and the encroaching kingdom of darkness. As the battle rages around us, sometimes we fall, sometimes we stand, but always Light is on the move, confronting darkness with never fading…

Restoring Butterflies

 A butterfly’s struggle to free itself from it’s cocooning chrysalis is difficult to watch.  It’s easy to assume that a creature so small and delicate needs help against this ‘unnecessary’ struggle.  We can be quick to reach for our well-meaning tweezers to help.  However it is through this wrestle for freedom that essential chemicals are released and circulated throughout the butterfly’s…

Finding Life

Finding Life (on a walk in Holywell on our 12th wedding anniversary)   If we push through, hurry past rush by and move fast… We may miss the small things. Small things like.. Glory Wonder Grace Small things that breath life into dark and empty spaces, Hurried, harried places. Places in the heart that have…

Peace on Earth, this earth, right here beneath our feet…

Every little girl longs to be an angel. And in our yearly advent pageant they have a chance to fly, donning the white gown of hastily cut sheeting, the wreath of a sparkly tinsel halo and the cardboard wings. And they glow these angels all in white, the sparkle of the tinsel eclipsed only by…

Waves

‘Only spread a fern-frond over a man’s head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in.’ John Muir There is a little girl I know who loves to jump the waves. I did not meet her until recently, though I have known her for three years. I work with…

Peace On Earth

He stood on the edge of East Road, in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica, scanning the plot of land before him, his mind was in another place, a place of big plans, high hopes and higher ideals. Barely out of adolescence, he had returned to Jamaica with a vision; Basketball. To use this sport as a…

A Small Corner in the Sun

One of the places I love most in all the world is here in Jamaica, in the small corner in the sun where the river meets the sea at Frenchman’s Cove. This is a place awash with  memories of family moments. It is also the place where my four year old son first learned to…

Silence or the Song?

I travelled on a train over the summer break through emerald rolls of English countryside, drinking in green, soaking up light (albeit fairly dim light compared to Jamaican or Australian sunshine). It had been a long time since I watched the world whirl by me in this way. It reminded me of another train journey I…