Faith

I write about my faith because it is the part of me that I keep returning to, the part that makes the most sense when I’ve lost my way and the source of the light on the Lighter Side.

Christmas tree dove decoration

The Best we could Hope for…

The Best we could Hope for… this year, or any year actually. This has been a year filled with disappointment as one after the other of our hopes, dreams and plans have been eroded or dashed. I’m trying to figure out what could be worse about lockdown, to be all… Read More »The Best we could Hope for…

Of Treasure, Cottages, Pens and Palaces

Of Treasure, Cottages, Pens and Palaces

Of Treasure, Cottages, Pens and Palaces Yesterday morning was our second Sunday back to church after lockdown and things are very different compared to the way we were at the beginning of March! Because we are limited to 50 people meeting indoors we now have two services of an hour… Read More »Of Treasure, Cottages, Pens and Palaces

Image: Mathias Appel, isorepublic

If you could Ask for Anything…

If you could ask God for anything what would it be? Fia was asked this question by her teacher on a recent Zoom Sunday School meeting and it was amusing hearing the answers the children gave. “A massive trampoline”. “A swimming pool”. “A mansion”. “Another horse!” They were honest answers,… Read More »If you could Ask for Anything…

last night I had the strangest dream

“Last night I had the strangest dream, I sailed away to China…”

“Last night I had the strangest dream, I sailed away to China…” (Matthew Wilder). Dreams are supposedly how your mind processes the thoughts that are going around in your head, and I really did dream about a boat and Chinese people last night. This is not the first dream that’s… Read More »“Last night I had the strangest dream, I sailed away to China…”

family walk on the beach

Choosing Some Wise Y’s.

If you are feeling X because of X, then choose to do Y. Everything is a bit weird at the moment isn’t it? I’m sitting here mulling the past two weeks over in my head. Every now and then I have been feeling dizzy – as though the world has… Read More »Choosing Some Wise Y’s.