The Strength of Weakness

Lately I’ve had trouble sleeping….   Lack of sleep is such a reminder of how weak and fragile my body is, and how weak and fragile I am – I run out of energy more easily; my mind is slower; my patience runs out more easily; I’m more emotional; and to be honest, I’m a…

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…

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…