The hands and the bowl

Last night, lying awake in the dark, I turned over to get comfortable, and was startled by an unexpected sight! It was in front and centre of the window. I saw a pair of hands holding a large bowl. The hands were rugged and masculine, yet gentle (non-threatening). The bowl looked like bisque-fired terracotta. As... Continue Reading →

Jesus is faithful

This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.   ~2 Timothy 2:11-13 (NKJV)

Onwards through the fog

Things have turned around in recent weeks. Even though my energy levels are still less than ideal, I have been getting out more... and that's always a positive. Whether it's the smaller things (walking the dog), or the bigger things (going shopping, or meeting up with a friend every once in a while), it has... Continue Reading →

Relapse, continued…

Taking a break from Instagram for most of July was a good move. I knew it would be a challenging month, but not because of less interaction with social media. My time away could be described as 'survival mode'. I simply needed the time and space to process life, without exposure to everyone else's highlight reels.... Continue Reading →

Coping with a relapse

The hardest thing I've found about chronic illness flares and relapses is not so much the physical discomfort. It's managing one's mindset, and trying not to get overwhelmed by negative thoughts. I've been in this long enough to know how it goes. A physical setback, left unchecked, can soon spiral into depression. Journalling is one... Continue Reading →

Expectations vs. reality

Have you ever had an experience where you were eagerly anticipating something, only to find out the reality was different from what you had imagined? Like, way different. (Uh-huh. We've probably all been there!) I won't go into the details of my most recent experience, but I suppose it's worth reflecting on the lessons that... Continue Reading →

Procrastination vs. progress

I'm currently working on my first real academic essay in what's been about a decade, and wow, what a trial. So much reading, so much writing, so much thinking! On some level, I suppose I'm enjoying it, but I'd forgotten how challenging study is. Especially when it's in a discipline you're only just getting acquainted... Continue Reading →

One year on…

It's been one year since record-breaking floods swept through my hometown and surrounding regions. For many, it was a harrowing time. Several people tragically died, and many more were in serious danger. Thousands were ordered to evacuate. While our street is elevated enough not to flood, homes only a few kilometres away were inundated with... Continue Reading →

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