4.30 wake-up call

I was awake at 4.30am today (cheers jet-lag!) and as I was also (oddly!) full of energy, I grabbed a coffee and plonked self in front of the big window, to watch the sun come up at 6.20. The most beautiful sunrise I ever saw, was in Uganda about 8 years ago. We were there …

Don’t judge a book by its cover…

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover….you shouldn’t look at a person and make an assumption about their life. Well, sometimes, I do. And today I was badly tripped up by my own nasty preconceptions. I’m at a big music conference in the US; great speakers, inspiring music and lots and lots …

Prayer….a weird and wonderful thing

A weird and wonderful sort of thing happened to me this week. I’m on holiday and I’m staying with some friends in a top secret, undisclosed location (sorry, hardly a State secret, I just always wanted to say that!!) But, I’m loving the sun, the crickets chirping away, the relaxation and the mound of brilliant …

Go on…surprise me…

I like surprises. I always have done. They don’t have to be extravagant, budget-stretching surprises, but sometimes just an email to say, ‘thinking of you’ or a card in the post, can make the difference between a good day and a not-so-good day. Last week, I was feeling a bit rough and woke up one morning …

How to have an adventure….

At church recently, we sang the song which begins with the line, ‘There must be more than this….’. I looked around at the group of worshippers, not entirely sure that any of us were really absorbing the words….but later it made me think.  What do we really mean, when we sing, ‘There must  be more …