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…

Polyanthus - spring flowers

Spring

With this year’s Spring comes what? The blossoms are the same, the weather is by now much as always but we are up some sort of creek without a paddle. For weeks we will be thrown on to our own individual resources. To make the best of what we have, we could spend more time…