Welcome to our reflection

Here are some ideas of how to use these reflections: 

  • Pray that God will lead your thoughts. 
  • Sit comfortably, take a few deep breaths and relax. 
  • Let your mind wander as you read the reflection. Write down your thoughts in a notebook. If you are busy, try and pick out something to take with you in odd moments during the day. 
  • You may wish to memorise the Bible verse. Write it out and stick it up somewhere. 

Bible Verse

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

(Joshua 1:9)

Hilltop View

Now, after very many months, life is starting to change, albeit cautiously.
Possibilities and activities are opening up. There is even hope of a haircut! With this new found freedom come commitments and we find ourselves needed once more for grand-parenting duties. Whilst we are thrilled about this, it is demanding in terms of time and energy and, consequently, we have decided that, for now, this will be our last Reflection. In a way it’s ironic that this time, on the edge of change, feels like a time when it’s
important to reflect, to pause, as if arriving at the top of a steep hill. The way ahead is before us, hopeful and interesting but unclear and it seems right to cast a glace back, before we move on, at the path we’ve travelled.
Which of your recent experiences do you value?
Which memories will you treasure?
Which experiences have been hardest?
What do you bring with you as you move on?
How has the experience changed you?
Looking ahead, what are you concerned about?
What gives you hope and confidence?
How does it feel to be able to look ahead once more? The positive? And the more troubling?

Thank you for reading our Reflections. Writing them has been eye opening, a source of joy and sometimes amusement as unlikely themes have opened up in surprising ways. You will have noticed that most of our subject matter has come from simple observations of the turning seasons, from gardening or from the ordinary daily events of family life. As we look around us every day, God is present drawing
our attention to look closer.
Wherever you are, whether at home or out enjoying a new freedom, we are sure you will have similar experiences and find yourself stopping to reflect and seeing where your thoughts lead you. Spring is here now and creation has much to say.
There may be challenges ahead but our Bible verse tells us that God is with us all the way, uphill and down, our encourager, our shepherd and our guide.
Stay safe.

With love
Jerica and Lindsay

If you wish to print the reflections, please click on the links below for the pdf documents:

Hilltop View- week commencing 11th April

Vision – week commencing 4th April

Celebration – week commencing 28th March

Stuck – week commencing 21st March

Roots – week commencing 14th March

Fragility – week commencing 7th March

Snowdrop – week commencing 28th February

Rest – week commencing 21st February

Tears – week commencing 14th February

Waking Up – week commencing 7th February

Snow – week commencing 31st January

Frost – week commencing 24th January

Rain – week commencing 17th January

Up Hill and Down Dale – week commencing 10th January

Journey – week commencing 3rd January

Frost – week commencing 22nd November

Empty Pots? – week commencing 15th November

Silver Birch – week commencing 8th November

A Motto – week commencing 1st November

Labyrinth – week commencing 25th October

Late Planting – week commencing 18th October

Cyclamen – week commencing 11th October

Strong Winds Blow – week commencing 4th October

Autumn and Change – week commencing 27th September

Old Leaves and New Buds – week commencing 20th September

Spiders’ Webs – week commencing 13th September

Beyond our Comfort Zone – week commencing 6th September

Pass it on – week commencing 30th August

Stars – week commencing 23rd August

A free gift – week commencing 19th July

Bindweed – week commencing 12th July

Dappled shade – week commencing 5th July

Walking beneath a Cliff – week commencing 28th June

Pruning – week commencing 21st June

Love-in-a-Mist – week commencing 14th June

Keep it simple – week commencing 7th June

Masks – week commencing 31st May

On the way – week commencing 24th May

Sanctuary – week commencing 17th May

What’s in a name? – week commencing 10th May

Cow Parsley – week commencing 3rd May

All at Sea – week commencing 26th April

Feather and Raindrops – week commencing 19th April

Faithfulness – week commencing 12th April

Maundy Thursday Reflections – 9th April

Freedom – week commencing 29th March