What Makes A Summer Memory?(When Heaven Touches Earth)

Everything smells like summer. The air in the carport holds the lingering scent of sunscreen and if I close my eyes I can imagine miles of brightly coloured umbrellas staked into soft sand, brilliant blue skies overhead. The air is tinged with salt, and the breaking waves keep time with my heart. Sunscreen is a […]

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Keeping it Cool: Then and Now

I’m back. My quiet writing retreat was simply, amazing. I learned so much about myself, how I write best, and in what direction I’m headed. Now that I’m home, there’s the tug of distraction and the call of the urgent. I’m learning how to listen and prioritise, not just run immediately and switch hats! Whether […]

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Courage Dear Heart: It’s Time To Do This

We were sitting on a bench in a crowded airport terminal, because it was time. She was glancing out the window, and I’m sure the sight of massive planes sitting on the tarmac waiting, only heightened her nervousness. It was a first flight. We watched people mill around, fussy babies being fed and lots of […]

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Starbucks, Birthdays, And The Gift Of Wrinkles.

I had to be there early, or not at all. It’s the way it happens when there are more drivers than cars and everyone needs to be somewhere at the same time. So I ask to be dropped off, and I’ll worry about the getting home later. I like driving with my son. I love […]

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Painted Stones; When Grace and Love Need a Voice

Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace; streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. Its been quiet here the last couple of weeks. If you have needed a silent place to sit and think, this has been the one. I’ve often wished I could be […]

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Diamonds and Light: An Amazing Lost and Found Story

I watch the light making patterns on the ceiling while I type. It’s the diamond, catching the light. It’s not a big stone, but it makes the light dance wild. It’s a reminder of love. I remember the day so clearly, we took a bus down town from our college to the jewellers. We were […]

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