Have you ever dreamt about church? I’m not specifically talking about an unconscious cinematic experience in your sleep, but have you ever taken a moment to dream about church? Before you stop reading, you who has never walked into a church your whole life, this is for you too. You see, because if church is … More Have you ever dreamt about church?
Fear that longs to cripple me, He has already overcome. He shields me from defeat And calls out my inner lion. Sheer strength I could not fathom To come from so weak a frame, Yet with the Spirit’s fire within me I shall triumph for His fame. Though fog and smoke still loom around me, … More Triumph (poetry)
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?