Resilient People

Resilience has several strands and may be described as: (1) The ability to bounce back after a setback, disappointment or seeming defeat (2) The ability to stand firm when under pressure and not give way (3) The ability to recover from injury or hurt and be stronger...

Lord you are here

Lord you are here. Here in this moment, here in this place. Not yesterday, with its memories Not tomorrow, with its potential But here now TODAY This hour, this moment, this second Present, near, alongside, within Here now. Lord you are here. Here in this moment, in...

Now I’m 64! A birthday meditation.

As a teenager I loved The Beatles and sang along with everyone else, ‘Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty four?’ I doubt that the Fab Four could even contemplate themselves what it would be like to reach such a milestone back then, although...

Let the train take the strain?

Those who live in the UK will be familiar with this slogan advocating the benefits of travelling by rail, and normally it is true. I love train journeys, and often use the east Coast mainline to travel from Doncaster down to London, and then on the Kings Cross. On a...

Swimmer at Nongsa Point

In the distance a lone swimmer Gliding effortlessly through the China Sea At one with the ocean, an oriental mermaid Relaxed, confident, at ease. The rhythm of her arms carries her forward, Left, then right; left, then right, Hardly a splash, barely a ripple...