My mother is Irish, and my father is Sierra Leonean. We lived in Sierra Leone when I was young and I have strong memories of that time.Memories of our home. Playing with the other children in the compound, dancing around the parlour, being chased by my grandmother, Mama Abbie – with my baby brother on […]
55. Every Tongue That Accuses You
Is there anything worse than untrue narratives or perceptions being created about you? Is there anything more frustrating than having to deal with lies and negativity being spread against you? Slowly. Steadily. Insidiously. It feels so unjust and can feel like you are constantly a step behind, trying to undo the damage of a spiteful […]
54. Want Financial Freedom? Look Up.
Lately, there is a lot of concern about the fast rising cost of living, energy, taxes, property and mortgage interest rates. The list goes on. There is very real stress and anxiety out there for people, trying to keep their families afloat. The daily news headlines and incessant discussion about it does not help, but […]
50. Fragments of Glory, Through the Impossible
How do I start this one? I don’t know. Will it be more of a private journal entry? More blog-like? How deep will I go? How vulnerable do I want to be… How vulnerable can I be? Where is that fragile balance between wisdom and privacy, versus surrendering enough of myself that the power of […]
47. His Gift to Me
‘Oh, how I love your dancing, wondering heart A daffodil in a garden of roses, I have set you apart Vibrant and bright in colour, you brighten up the day When the clouds are thunderous, you shine joy in their way My special little treasure, a song inside my heart I love you just as […]
43.What’s Your Rating?
‘His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor His delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love’. – Psalm 147: 10-11 I love these verses. I first heard them on a sunny 2nd September 2017, whilst sitting […]
41. ‘Dear Little One…’ – A Letter to my Unborn Child
Let’s start with a little background and an answered prayer… And then we’ll move on to the letter I want to write for my child who is currently kicking up a storm against my bladder! Part 1 When I was growing up, I loved listening to my parents whenever they were debating or discussing a […]