Holiday binge

Holidays are a time for overdoing it and binge eating aren’t they? This past week it has not been so much binge eating as binge learning. Every so often I find myself reading, listening or watching a series of materials that come together to create a whole new paradigm of thinking. It is not deliberate

Only having one piece of the puzzle is frustrating

It is surprising how many people want to do something practical to help others but are frustrated by only having one piece of the puzzle. What happens then is that the people who are familiar with the idea of providing homes to rent think wouldn’t it be a good idea to help some of the

Cleaning up time

Cleaning up time could mean one of two things. It could mean time for a clean up which sounds pretty normal. Or there is the less normal idea of time being the thing that needs cleaning up. I am thinking about the idea of time being the thing that needs cleaning up. I had better

Oops A holiday?

Well it does look as if I have had a holiday but it is not quite the holiday that I would have wanted. In recent posts I have been writing about the adventures I have had on the journey towards fulfilling my calling. I started with a post called Free will makes life frustrating where I reviewed

Is it a calling or a battle?

In the previous two posts I have written about the trials and tribulations I have faced since I thought I was called to be a Baptist minister. I had reached a dead end but then something happened to make me realise that I was facing an obstacle that could be overcome rather than the end

Making a move

Recently I wrote a post that told the story about how I thought that I should be working towards becoming a Baptist minister. (Free will makes life frustrating) It is a story that ranks high in my list of frustrations over the years. In the beginning I thought the main challenge was having a husband who

Free will makes life frustrating

Free will sounds like a good idea until we get blocked by someone else’s free will. I was in that situation for about 20 years. There was something I wanted to do the choices someone else made meant that I could not do it and that was definitely frustrating. The story starts when I was

Who is frustrated you or God with you?

It sounds a strange thing for someone who is frustrated with their progress to think of God being frustrated with them. After all, they are the ones who are stuck or blocked from going forwards or reaching their dreams. I spent years being frustrated and believing I was doing all the right things. I was just

One way of handling hidden frustrations

I have faced a lot of frustrations on my journey. it has been a case of I should be doing this but again and again, things have not worked out as I expected or thought that they should. Some frustrations are too personal to write about. others would run the risk of being misinterpreted for