'I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.' [Flannery O' Connor]
Why this blog?
The simple answer...
Because I have things to say and my voice sounds better when it is written down.
The variety of chair styles in the above image represents the various walks and stages of life, cultures,
backgrounds and places we all come from but signifying that we can all sit around one table and
respectfully engage with one another; sharing conversations, burdens, joys and perspectives.
This is a personal blog...
The perspectives, thoughts and opinions are my own and informed from personal context, crises, conversations, concerns, characters (real or fictional) and Christian convictions.
I am not writing on behalf of any specific group, or organisation (secular or Christian).
My intention is to pen my thinking with heart and integrity and for visitors to my site to
pause | read | engage - to think biblically and critically and to have conversations where truth and grace have the final say. .
Any guest articles and interviews are published with the permission of the authors and interviewees.
Creative thinker | Writer & lover of words | Teacher | Designer | Friend | Overachiever | Perfectionist | Wannabe farm girl
I would never deign to consider myself extraordinary in any area of my life. Like most people, my life is played out in ordinary, everyday moments. But as each everyday slowly rolls over into years and decades, I have been fortunate to play a few meaningful roles and I have touched shoulders with many who have impacted my life in extraordinary ways.
I love the craft of writing and over the years have had various opportunities to explore the creative outlet of putting pen to paper (literally) and expressing myself through words, sentences and paragraphs which have found a playground on this website. I also love to travel, love to take photographs and love to read. Bookshops and stationary shops are my 'one weakness' (as Dorcas Lane would say) and setting out on an early morning walk with a takeaway cappuccino is - in my opinion - one of the best ways to start the day.
I am a wife. I have been given the privilege of being a mom to 4 children, 3 through childbirth and 1 through adoption. In God's sovereignty, we had to make Job's testimony in Job 1:21 our own when our daughter - Laura, aged 8 - died in 2004 after battling cancer. My life thus far is a testimony to God's loving faithfulness and providence. Besides South Africa, I have lived in Felixstowe in the UK, Kampala in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda. (I consider myself an African woman who has left a piece of her heart in England).
At various intervals in my life I have have needed to work on my 'inner gypsy' which is an attempt to surrender my controlling and anxious tendencies and place my trust in a faithful God. My daily mantra is 'just breathe!" It makes for a happier and calmer home and allows me to enjoy the little extraordinary moments of everyday life.
CONTACT ME @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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