Waiting is such an odd situation to find yourself in. I don’t mean the kind that means 3 minutes spent queuing behind somebody or even a day watching your phone waiting on an important call. A season of waiting can be both boring and exhausting but when that season comes along (not if), the bleakness and … More 5 Lessons of Waiting
I have faith in a God – more specifically the God of the bible. “I have faith in a God”, what does that even mean? Does it mean I like the idea of this God? Does it mean I relate to this specific idea of a higher power? For me faith isn’t in the same … More Unused Faith
Have you ever wanted to pray but thought “I just don’t know where to begin” or “I just don’t know the words to say“? Ever felt inadequate or inarticulate when it comes to expressing your thoughts, needs, hurt or questions to God? Maybe praying is something that used to be easy for you, maybe it’s … More Praying without words.
A whole year has passed since I first started Clarity Pending and started sharing online some of the thoughts that were previously confined to the pages of my journal. So what’ve I learnt? What’s surprised me ? These are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself and hopefully questions which strike your curiosity. So, … More What one year of blogging has taught me.
Graduand is such a funny word. If you use it you’ll most likely be asked “a what?!”. You see most people think you’re either a student or a graduate. A definite divide. A clean cut between the life of studying, late nights, messy houses and having all your friends within a mile radius of your … More A few thoughts from a Graduand…
As the world continues to spin around me, time ticking on and work mounting, Father would I not be overwhelmed, too busy to hear you, I cannot survive on yesterday’s prayer or last week’s time spent with you, Would your presence and peace be my reality today, A distracting joy that captures my heart, that … More A prayer for refreshment
I am a problem spotter. I spot things that need improving, ways things can be made better and weaknesses in things. I spot something new and exciting and almost immediately want bigger and better. I have a critical eye and often prepare for the worst. I rarely get my hopes up ‘too high’ and I … More Be expectant.
Sometimes it takes an escape from the bubble of normal life, to discover what your normal actually is. It can be a holiday, a trip to visit someone, working in a new location, or just a day away from your normal company and routine. Stepping outside of our normal rhythm of life allows us to look back … More Is it time for a new normal?
I am not talking about an iron that smoothes out creases. I am talking about iron that sharpens iron – think of a iron blade or axe. When two of these meet each other their friction and interaction sharpens the other. Both utensils are mutually sharpened and improved for their purposes, simply for having scraped … More Friends of Iron
Have you ever heard the phrase: The longest distance to travel is the 18 inches between our head and our heart. I know. Cliched or what? I can barely believe I just typed it, and actually started this post with it. I promise not to say it ever again. Never. But there’s an ironic truth … More 18 inches