Imperfect but Lovely – mental health and celebrations

One and a half candlesHAPPY ONE AND A HALF BIRTHDAY to YOU

HAPPY ONE AND A HALF BIRTHDAY to YOU

HAPPY ONE AND A HALF BIRTHDAY to YOU, my blo-og

HAPPY ONE AND A HALF BIRTHDAY to YOU!

YES – I have been blogging for 18 months!

So to celebrate I am going to tell you a little story:

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Remembering a child at Christmas

Last Christmas was so unbearably sad. My eight year old nephew had passed away on the 17th December and we just did not know how to make our way through the ‘season of joy’. Everything was bitter, cold and so very dark. Continue reading Remembering a child at Christmas

may God bless us with discomfort…

…at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships
–so that we may live from
deep within our hearts.

May God bless us with anger
…at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people
–so that we may work for
justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless us with tears to shed
…for those who suffer from pain, grief, rejection, starvation and war
–so that we may reach out our hands
to comfort them and turn their pain to joy.

May God bless us with just enough foolishness
…to believe that we can make a difference in the world
–so that we can do what others claim cannot be done.

And the blessing of God who creates, redeems and sanctifies be upon us and all whom we love and pray for this day and forever more.

Amen

Prayer by Tearfund.ie

School Runs and Shopping Trolleys

It’s a Dog’s Life by Jeff Lucas

‘It’s a Dog’s Life – Finding the Profound in the Peculiar’ by Jeff Lucas

A friend recently lent me ‘It’s a Dog’s Life – Finding the Profound in the Peculiar’ by Jeff Lucas (published by CWR, UK 2016) to read and I absolutely loved it.

The blurb on the back says this:

With his usual comic eloquence, Jeff takes a different view of some of his more peculiar moments, and discovers the even a dog in the back of a stranger’s car can teach us something deeply profound about life.

Join Jeff as he tells stories from his life that illustrate how God can redeem his mishaps and show him, and us, the brighter side of life.

I think my kind friend took one look at that blurb and thought ‘here’s another quirky Christian writer who laughs about ordinary stuff, I better show it to Liberty so she knows she’s not the only one’. Continue reading It’s a Dog’s Life by Jeff Lucas

Just a quick Hello and Update

To all my lovely WordPress friends and those amazing people who have signed up to follow my blog via e-mail, I just want to say a huge thank you. I have spent some time updating and transferring my site so it all looks a bit different. I still have lots to do but mainly I wanted to thank you because it’s all your support and encouragement that has motivated me to make the change.

I am working on lots of different projects at the same time now so this month will be even busier than the last one – good busy though.

I would like to get around to writing a post to share with fellow bloggers some of the things that I have learnt about moving my blog across to a self hosted site – there have been some bad moments in between the great ones but I am mostly a bit proud of myself for doing something so new for me.

I have signed up to the ChapterBuzz 10k word challenge again this month with What Inspires Your Writing (if I didn’t I fear I will never make any progress on my book. I have never written one so I think it’s not possible to write one but there’s a piece of me that is so competitive, it won’t allow me to give up).

I have to put together a synopsis for another manuscript.

I have to feed the children and husband again this month.

I don’t have to do housework but it’s a bad idea to not to.

I have to go to sleep now.

Good night and thanks again. xx

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