Time as we all well know varies throughout the course of our lives. It moves at a range of speeds, can be grouped into eras, be associated with poignant memories, or blocked into work, rest, play or a myriad of other categories.
As I write now, I am surprised, if not aghast, at the number of years that have passed since I last wrote a blog entry. Where have I been and why haven’t I written? I could simply say that life got in the way or come up with a range of other excuses, but instead what I offer is that life did happen, and it has been quite an adventure. As I recommit to regularly writing blog entries, I hope to share with you my journeys, past and present, though my writings and photos, as I attempt to recognise the Spirit’s movement in my ordinary blessed life.
I connect with the Spirit of God in the world around me, my family and friends, the people I meet in my work and daily life, in music, literature, writing, art, sacred scripture, in prayer and meditation, and most of all in nature and silence.
I draw strength and sustenance from the presence of God in the small everyday happenings of life. God is always present but I however do not always have my eyes, ears or other senses attuned. Each day I need to remind myself to be awake to God's presence. Keeping a Gratitude journal, planting summer vegetables, savouring a home cooked meal with produce from my garden, holding a loved one, sitting with someone experiencing deep emotional, mental or spiritual pain or saying a silent prayer are some of the ways I keep myself open to God's loving presence in my daily life.
In this blog I hope to share with you my experiences of God's deep Spirit leading me in my everyday life to become the person that only God truly knows me to be.
I hope you enjoy my musings.