Because of Rachel

We get on with it. I have procrastinated long enough trying to find the right words, when really what I need to do most to honor Rachel’s life and influence is to simply share my heart. Rachel was a force to be reckoned with, and in so many ways she still is. Her words survive …

Untitled Ramblings

I’ve been thinking quite a bit over the last nine months since I last dropped some words in this space. Things come up that I want to say, then I can’t work out how to say them. I’m stung again by the nagging lie of perfectionism . The kind of thinking I’ve been doing has …

Of Heretics and Pharisees

Pharisee. Heretic.   Wolf in sheep’s clothing. Legalist.   Backslider. Fundamentalist.   Jezabel.   I’ve named and been named. I’ve called out, been spat out. I’ve spurned others, I’ve been branded.   What are these labels, and why do we use them? We self-identify, and we deride others with their usage. We pigeon-hole others into …

Be Kind, Use Nice Words, Be Gentle

In these times when everybody seems to be shouting at somebody, and nobody is actually listening to anybody but themselves, perhaps it’s time for us all to remember to Be Kind, Use Nice Words, Be Gentle. Each other is all we’ve got, regardless of race, religion, gender, politics or sexuality. We need to spend more …

Hello? It’s Me.

I’ve been wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet… Jokes. I’ll meet you, Adele, but only if you introduce me to whoever does your brows. So anyway, I haven’t written publicly for a really long time. (My last post was way back in August – you can read it here. It’s still …

midnight

Midnight folds into a new day that looks and feels just like the old one; but the slow arc of the moon creates a silver path to follow ¬© B Morel, 2014 A New Year’s beacon of hope for all those who have traversed a hard year… May you find joyful moments in the year …

guano

Nothing like a good guano cleaning session to put things in perspective. Our chooks leave quite a mess in the back yard and around the back door. I ignored it for so long that I stopped noticing it. But today I looked at the shit and said “it’s time”. I scooped, swept, sprayed and scrubbed …

Kettle [“just because I don’t go to church, doesn’t mean…”]

***I’m linking this post up to a conversation¬†centering around ‘REST ‘, over at Esther Emery’s blog space ‘Church in the Canyon’.***   I’ve been to church three times this year. I kept telling myself that I’d get back into the swing of things soon, that I was merely in a period of upheaval, trying to …

my writing process {a blog-hop}

My new blogging buddy Karissa tagged me in a blog-hop about my writing process. Karissa writes some wonderful things over at her blog, about faith, her conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy (so very interesting for me… having grown up in the pentecostal church, and brainwashed into believing other denom’s weren’t really ‘christian’), her childhood growing up …