Expecting God

Expecting God

There is a storm heading across Ireland as I write this, the kind of storm that makes you shudder a little inside if you let your imagination run too wild. The skies are all shades of grey, and the wind is blowing sideways and taking everything with it. Trees are...
Clean House, Clean Heart

Clean House, Clean Heart

House cleaning is not something I love to do. But there is something methodical about making things clean again, seeing them looking their best regardless of how old or damaged they may be. This morning I tackled the lounge, and even though it seemed there were no...
Hope in the Darkness

Hope in the Darkness

At 4.40 am I heard the lounge door slam downstairs. My first instinct was to see what had caused the noise, but I already had an idea. Quietly, I crept out of bed and checked on the children. The space where our youngest sleeps was empty, the duvet thrown back just...
Renewed in 2022

Renewed in 2022

We’ve stepped lightly into this new year. All of us. We crept into it, slowly waiting for the new dawn to arise and the heartache of the last two years to fall off us like scales. Perhaps we earnestly hoped that they would, that we would awake from a bad dream...
I’d Like to Introduce Myself

I’d Like to Introduce Myself

The story around my existence will always remain a little fuzzy, with too many versions to really be certain. All I know is that God swept in and saved the day as a young single mother did what she thought was best, and put me up for adoption. At ten days old I left...