Brother/Broer

I have been writing for a really long time. It is only recently that I have accepted this part of me as valuable and even possibly meaningful to others. Now I am starting to understand that our gifts are given for the purpose of connecting, of building bridges. So now it becomes my responsibility to…

A living hell? There are ways out!

A living hell, a deathly life, a zombie life, despair, crushing loneliness, crippling insecurities, doubts, fears, lack of enjoyment. These terrible phrases can all be used to describe some of the places we visit on our journey through life. With a bit of luck and a lot of grace, mercy and kindness, we can encounter…

Rulers of the earth

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own…

Dreams and Desire

Recently I had the unexpected experience of falling in love. Ahhh! That’s all that happened really, I fell. Ouch! A little, anyway. So what next? Well, it’s a matter of getting up and getting on with life really. So my process is writing rather than fighting. It helps me heal and move on when I…

Flowers of purposeful frivolity

I wrote this little poem a while ago. It was part of my own awakening from some sort of slumber, some sort of survival mode. I believe that beauty and play and wasting time and other things are essential to the health of the human soul. This includes the celebration of one’s own creativity. With…

A trip to the loo

This is just a bit of lightheartedness as I look back on the start of a new chapter in my running journey. It is the event that made me a marathon runner.  Signs and wonders messages from above or within how would I navigate without at least a signpost now and then Voices of vicars…

Voice

I’ve been given a voice to use it or not, that’s my choice In the silence of my fear my soul withers, death draws near Death of hopes, death of dreams eyes turn blind, deaf turn ears From the darkness of despair my voice must rise to raise a cry A cry to God? A…