Mother Nature: I love the idea of Nature as a mother, don’t you? It’s such a warm, cosy feeling to think that there’s an anthropomorphic personification looking after the natural world (and us, too: we’re part of the natural world, like it or not) in the same way as a stereotypical mother looks after a stereotypical family, with food, shelter, sustenance of mind and body … Continue reading Mother Nature And Other People
It’s springtime, and the shops are full of Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies and hot cross buns. It’ll be Easter Sunday on 21st April 2019, and houses all over the land will be full of children chasing after eggs, parents cooking lamb or turkey, and a lot of talk about the new season in clothes, TV and weather. Easter is a natural time for new beginnings. … Continue reading Why Lent might be a good time to start again.
What’s the weather like with you? Occasionally we get a shot of sunshine, or a day that seems to hint at an end to winter. If you believe in Old Wives’ Tales, according to the folklore connected to 2nd February we are in for another blast of winter before it finishes (that’s the superstition that says if you can see a shadow on 2nd February, … Continue reading February Meh.
It’s Blue Monday again! Perhaps it’s a sign of advanced age, but it doesn’t seem like a year since last Blue Monday…. I’m at my desk writing a new book, so I have little time for writing a new blog post, but I read one I’d done on Blue Monday two years ago and the advice is still the same. Here’s the body of that … Continue reading Blue Monday again?! So Soon?
It was a crazy week at work last week. My husband qualified as a Notary Public in the summer, although he had to wait for insurance, society membership and other things before he could start practising. Last week was the first chance we had to set up websites, so my spare time in the office was grabbed by him. It is done, and should be … Continue reading Hibernating For Humans: Absolutely needed this weekend.
The tree came down this weekend. It was actually quite a quick process to de-Christmasify the house this year. I didn’t put a lot of Christmas decorations up, some of what I put up I have left as Winter decorations and some of my decorations were edible ones (sweets, nuts and oranges) that disappeared over the season anyway. So here I am on the first … Continue reading Hibernating for Humans: Settling down for the Winter
For a Christian, the most wonderful thing about Christmas is the idea that God so loved the world that he sent his son to work wonders on it, to save us from ourselves, and to bring us back into a relationship with God himself. To me, that seems a crazy amount of love. And that he chose to send Jesus as a little, helpless baby … Continue reading All is Calm, All is Bright: Love
miracle /ˈmɪrək(ə)l/ noun plural noun: miracles an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency. “the miracle of rising from the grave” synonyms: supernatural phenomenon, mystery, prodigy, sign “his first miracle was to turn water into wine” a remarkable event or development that brings very welcome consequences. “it was a miracle that more people hadn’t been … Continue reading All is Calm, All is Bright: Miracles