I find myself very teary this week. There are so many issues right now stirring me up and not one of them is less important than another. The tragic and horrific death of George Floyd. The Black Lives Matter movement with growing protests across the world and the unrest in Hong Kong. All the COVID-19 stuff rumbling around the media and the intense anxiety of waiting for news of a 14-year-old autistic teenager lost in the dense Australian bush. It’s like all these things sit right under the surface of my skin, knitting themselves in...
It’s an interesting time with COVID-19 prompting a change in direction for me from formal employment engagements toward my old hobby business. So when times are so uncertain and jobs difficult to come by, I feel the best option is to revive the little business that gave me such a sense of satisfaction and personal … Continue reading Pivoting isn’t the only option: Sometimes it’s better to step back in time…
It is these moments I am learning to cherish. For it is within the words spoken with brevity and solemnity that I recognize the true voice of the Father and can heed his deep wisdom.
Happy Friday everyone! Gosh, it's been one of those 'how did we get here?' weeks for me. I hope yours hasn't been too full on and that you've managed to tick all your boxes 🙂 I was thinking yesterday about the colossal collection of articles I have been saving to read, like, for EVER, and thought to myself, 'Miriam, why be so selfish? Let's share these great articles and be generous for once'. So I said 'Sure, heck, why not?' And then I said to myself 'Why not, indeed?'
A short story about self belief and hope. Everyone called her an author, though she did not believe it herself until the day her words were recognised by The Big Wigs. The sad thing was that her words were always being recognised by those around her - her truest fans. Family and friends doing life … Continue reading The Big Wigs and The Author
As we allow the God of love and grace to unfold our journey one day at a time we provide space for him to speak and reveal that which will empower and mature us.
She feared the tide - the ebb and flow of her mind’s capacity - for so long that she almost forgot the sound of it’s gentle swoosh along the shore, the pebbles of creativity pushed gently, purposefully forward. Tide, Miriam E. Miles Then one day the sun shone so brightly it stopped a wave in … Continue reading And so, she soars
Dear Productivity, I am breaking up with you. Sorry, it's not me, it's you. In fact, I am breaking up with the band and going solo. Please let Time Management, Goal Setting, Getting Things Done and Busyness know while I appreciate their companionship, I have to move on. You see I've had a bit of … Continue reading I’m Breaking Up with Productivity
Today's blog post is hopefully the beginning of Being Real: a series on sharing the hard stuff, being real about it and opening up about things that make life hard, great, exciting, scary, challenging, inspiring and confronting.