In the stillness

“we are being forced into the wilderness. Temptations everywhere may arrive with noisy ego-interest argument and complaints.   in the stillness in the surrender to what is the strange frightening beauty of being undefended in wilderness is revealed   and the Angels of God will minister to you there”

Lying Fallow

When our hearts are winter-heavy, cold and dark with loss, When we are exposed to hostile gales, When our lives pause, lying flat and unproductive and seem not to stir, God who is always faithful to your people through long waiting, help us that we may not be a wasteland, but a field lying fallow.…

Words of St Anselm

“Oh God, let me know you and love you so that I may find joy in you: and if I cannot do so fully in this life, let me at least make some progress every day…On earth then I shall have great joy in hope, and in heaven complete joy in the fulfillment of my…

Girl looking with desire at sweets in kitchen

Isolation Tasks with Kids

This week in isolation has been one where our efforts to build a predictable day, and a calm and respectful environment for the children have started to bear fruit. In the spirit of respecting the need to slow down enforced by COVID-19, we have been enabled to pay extra thought to including the children in…

cauliflower cream soup

The positives of isolation

It’s really easy to feel claustrophobic and overwhelmed by the negatives of self isolation. We’re on week four, and though there have certainly been ups and downs, this week I find myself thinking about the positives of quarantine. When we zoom into the effect it’s having on our households, for the majority of us who…