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Rest / Poem

I have a take-home exam due on Sunday and have spent the last two days on my laptop, putting together essays about Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw. As a much needed break, today I went out into the cloudy day, seeing hardly anybody and enjoying a slow-paced walk. As I walked, I pondered writing […]

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Jesus

Poems and Psalms

Even though my poems about God are not necessarily the most eloquent or polished, there is something beautiful in the words I write as prayers. How many times has a prayer time, Bible time, turned into writing a poem to convey my heart that I then offer to God? These poems may not be wonderfully […]

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Softening and Seeking

I am learning to soften. To be soft. I am learning to not let the world harden me, sprout bitterness within me. I am learning to be vulnerable, and to allow this vulnerability to grow. I am learning to embrace beauty rather than hide it. I am letting joy come from the simple things. I […]

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Writing

A Creative Morning

A cup of tea. This is where it starts. The day, I mean. Or, a blog post. This morning it’s Chai. Tomorrow it could be Russian Caravan. Or Australian Afternoon. Or Chai, again. Some mornings begin with communion. My Mum sent me some pages of a book about it, and as we’re not able to […]

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open my eyes

There is a tree outside my bedroom window. It’s full of blooming, vibrant purple flowers. It’s the brightest purple I’ve seen in my life. (The photo attached does not do the flowers justice when the sun is hitting them in the morning. They absolutely glow.) I love opening my window every morning, I love that […]

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Easter

Christmas is my favourite time of year, but Easter holds a special place in my heart. Easter is sobering in a way Christmas isn’t. Because though Easter Sunday is a day of celebration and joy as Jesus conquers death, there is the knowledge of what He went through in order to save us. As someone […]

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Jesus Poems

Jesus / Poem

Someone once asked if Jesus died from a bullet. They knew nothing of a cross, of the torture that lasted hour upon hour. They knew nothing of the cost or the blood of the Lamb. They thought He died in a second, Not knowing He was born to be sacrificed. Imagine being crucified When you […]

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March Plants

You know what brings me joy? Plants. You know what might possibly bring you joy? Plants. I thought we’d do something a bit different from my normal writing and look at a bunch of plant photos I took this month. It’s never a bad thing to be reminded of the beautiful, simple things that God […]

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Writing

Write in Childhood

I love reflecting on childhood. I love stories of childhood and the way they impact us all. I love how, even though childhoods contain both good and bad, we can all look back and reminisce on what once was. While I love romance and adventure and the beautiful every day of adulthood, I love novels […]

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Change / Poem

I wrote this poem during a recent quiet time with God. Usually when I write creatively about Jesus I won’t post it on my blog because it’s not neat, it’s just words that aren’t edited or properly ordered. But today I thought I may as well. We’re all human, and things get a little messy […]