Step Into A New Day

This New Year has felt particularly significant for me. It’s simply one day turning into the next, from yesterday to today, yet it feels so weighty – like there’s a great significance. The new year brings an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s been and choose what to carry into the new year. I…

Harvest Time

Growing up in Templebreedy Church of Ireland, we followed a liturgical calendar. The Harvest Thanksgiving celebration was always my favourite part of that calendar, and Autumn my favourite time of year… I think that my love of harvest time and autumn was inspired by the beauty of growing on a farm. I witnessed my Dad…

Why so insecure?

I’ve always been a quieter person. As a child I was shy, and unsure of myself. If asked a question, my most frequent response was ‘I’m not sure’ or ‘I don’t know’. I was self-conscious and found it hard to express myself. Even my granddad expressed concern to my mum at one point! As a…

God is my Rock

A few years ago I went through a hard season. I felt lost – over a number of months I came to the conclusion that the counselling career I was embarking on wasn’t for me, and I didn’t know what direction to take. I threw myself into church serving in a big way – creating…

Unexpected Blessings

Usually I love going to the airport. I check-in with plenty of time to spare so I can window shop and get something to eat. But my last visit didn’t go as expected. I joined the queue to check in my bag. It was a long queue, but I hoped it would move quickly. Thirty…

Memorising and Meditating

I’ve been working on Scripture memorisation recently. I’m enjoying meditating on Scripture, and letting God’s truth seep deep into my heart. It’s not a discipline that comes easy to me. Almost every year I say to myself, ‘This year, I’m going to work on memorising scripture’, but inevitably I don’t. Through one thing or another,…