Posted in Inspirational & Observations from Life

Hay, there is something about you.

It’s so unusual, how random thoughts come visiting our minds. As I lay in bed, last night, my mind drifted to the world of horses. Well, rather, my recent encounters with them.
There is a calmness in seeing horses. I love going for walks. Especially in the countryside and in open spaces. Sometimes, we are treated to seeing a couple of horses, if our route happened to meander past a farm or paddock. I am no expert, but I know one can’t approach a horse with an angry or nervous demeanour. They come to the fence, with curiosity. A soulful moment stroking a horse, and whsipering to it. They don’t ask for respect, but it something we do anyway. There is a grace and a power about them. One kick by them would probably shatter a few bones or leave us crippled.

Posted in Inspirational & Observations from Life

Lent 47 – Ask Better Questions (It’s Easter!)

He
is
Risen!


He said of himself: “That He has come that they may have life and life to the full.”

Ask yourself:
Are you living out that full life?
If not, what is stopping you?
Fullness being 100% – what percentage would you rate yourself?

(Now those are better questions!)

I have a feeling we’re just scraping at the surface….

As Paul said of Jesus: “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine”

This is what we’re invited into to. Now, that’s what I am talking about!

Happy Easter!

Posted in Poetry and Prose

Lent 46 – The ‘in between’ day

The sun will still rise and set.
The dog still needs walking
We still need bread and milk
The still of the day will be evaded by the busyness

Do you ever wonder what happened on that Saturday?
After Good Friday.
The One they loved so much
Was dead
But still, He said something about the third day?
That the Son of Man, would rise? (Impossible!)

They never had the luxury of the “in between” day
They didn’t know that THAT Sunday was coming!
We know how the story ends
We know that Son will rise. (Possible!)





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Lent 45 – Death still stings though

They asked, ‘death, where is your sting?’
I know death doesn’t have the final word
I know that is has been defeated

But still, death does sting!
It does feel so final
We mourn the loss, we feel deflated

It’s difficult to comprehend
That His death brings me Life
He said that He had come that they may have life and life to the full.
Thank You!

I don’t like the thought of my loved ones dying.
I don’t linger on those thoughts
I know it’s inevitable
But still, that day, will suck! Saying goodbye!

He
Will
Restore
All
Things

Death, couldn’t hold Him down
But His mother, still cried.
His friends still cried.
And we will cry, when our loved ones die.

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Lent 44 – These are a few of my favourite things

Sheep grazing on the green hills,
the aroma of coffee,
the quiet at the start of the day,
sunsets,
the warmth of the sun kissing my cheeks,
the sound of my snowboard carving through the snow,
seeing the formation of birds in flight,
gazing out the window of a train,
open spaces,
looking out at the sea,
lost in a good book,
the use of descriptive words,
time with family and friends,
a beer at the pub,
driving with my windows down and the music blaring,
freewheeling on my bicycle,
writing a creative piece…

These are just a few of my favourite things.

What are yours?
Never forget your list.

Posted in Inspirational & Observations from Life, Poetry and Prose

Lent 43 – Dreams Come True

Sometimes cliches are thrown out so casually “dreams come true”
But how often those dreams can be shelfed
In the library of “maybe one day”
And those one days
Becomes weeks which become years

I took a moment, to look back on the last three years.
Of the dreams I pulled off from the shelf
I dreamt of returning to England for five years,
Then it happened:

Friends sported signs “welcome back!
And statuses: “He has returned home.”



I also always wanted to write a book and then it happened:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOndhr022P0&t=39s

If you’ve got this far:
Believe in the cliche!
Dreams can come true.
(Sometimes you need to put in the effort.)



If you would like to buy my book you can get it on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08LG79CLV/ref=sr_1_1






Posted in Poetry and Prose

Lent 41 – Blue steel

We’ve gone the distance
The mileage we’ve gained
Oh what we have seen
Oh the feelings of delight and bliss
We’ve got the right balance
Of work and play
Words and silence
No push, all pedal
Sometimes, free wheeling
We take breaks
To take in the moment
The open spaces
A relationship of exploring
Where shall we go from here?


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Lent 40 – Daylight Saving

I’d gladly lose an hour of sleep to welcome these
long glorious days
We have moved the clocks forward
but may these long days moooove forward slowly
The birds have turned up their songs
the early morning light creeps under my curtains

When the moon is full, I fall asleep with the curtains open
Letting the moonshine fall on my bed
This is indeed, a glorious time
I’m going to savour every moment.

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Lent 39 – Litter everywhere

My blood boils
I can’t drive with my eyes closed
But this litter everywhere
Scattered alongside the road
Drives me crazy!
Dear God, I am so sorry
Mother Earth, people do suck!

You would think after a year of lockdown,
People would have grown
In appreciation of life and earth
But it seems trashy people don’t change

It seems so unfair
A virus took so many innocent lives
Yet, the ones who litter are still scattered about globally
Like the litter they toss about
if i were a god, I would not let their rubbish (ways) go unnoticed
i would chop some hands off
But apparently God,
You seem to be a lot more gracious and patient?