One small light…

Creative, Encouragement, Encouraging, Photography, Positive, Writing


I’m glad you’re here. It means that you’ve found me; one tiny, seemingly-insignificant light in the dazzling cosmos that is the internet.

The hugeness of this does not escape me; your presence is truly a blessing.

One thing you should know, before you pull up a comfy, oversized and slightly threadbare virtual lounge chair, is that I like to talk. I’m a classic over-sharer, and I’ll no doubt share aspects of me that make you shake your head and say, “Really?!” But I find that this usually achieves at least one of two things.

Firstly, I am strengthened when I share. It helps get ‘stuff’ out of my head, and I can see it for what it really is.  For your indulgence, I thank you in advance.

The other, and most truly wonderful thing is that others are encouraged and strengthened. It is such a privilege, to uplift another and help bring something positive to their life, and it is this very thing that makes my tiny blog-light so incredibly significant! I’m a “quality over quantity” kind of girl, and if one person is built up today, then this page has served its purpose.

Sometimes I’ll write, a little or a lot, whatever I feel is needed.

Sometimes I’ll let my photography do the talking.

Most likely it will be a bit of both.

As a Christian I will, at times, discuss my faith, and what God is doing in me. Why? Because without God’s grace and mercy, I would still be where I was not quite 12 months ago; and that was not a good place. But I’m sure I’ll talk more on that later.

For now, I welcome you to my little niche. Grab a coffee or tea (and a Tim Tam!), and spend a little time with me, seeing life from a New Perspective.

Blessings, Helen


Best intentions…

Creative, Encouragement, Encouraging, Positive, Uncategorized, Writing


Wow. Someone started following my blog.

“What blog?” you ask?

Exactly. I have not added a single blog entry since my first entry. That was more than a year ago.

My initial reaction? Shame. Embarrassment.

I sat and pondered the many possible responses I could send through to my new, (in my mind, rather unimpressed) follower:

  • UNFOLLOW ME! I am unworthy to be counted among those in the Great Blogosphere, and I should be permanently struck off, cast out into the void of those with good intentions, but no staying-power! Yep, still a drama queen!
  • Oh, that blog?! Nah, it wasn’t ever anything serious…
  • Ha ha ha! Oh look, silly me, I totally forgot about that!
  • Well if God didn’t prompt me to keep writing, it mustn’t have been my “calling”…hmmm.

And then, once the other voices died down, a very different one spoke, quietly but with such confidence. It was my dear friend, Wisdom…

  • Hello dear, wonderful person who has just followed my blog. I am not going to make excuses for my lack of follow-through; no, I haven’t written anything since my first entry – life got busy, and it was unintentionally “shelved.”  By following my blog, you have reminded me of this part of my creativity; reading through that first post, I realised that though my life is different in so many ways to then, I am still the same person. I am still an over-sharer, and I still talk far too much! But, I also still see the amazing possibilities in life, even if it sometimes takes a while, and often through the gentle words or actions of a friend. So I want to thank you, my dear new blog-subscriber, for reminding me that it’s actually never too late to pick up where I left off.

I am somewhat encouraged tonight.

And I would like to, once again, extend an invitation to come, and sit, and chat a while.

With coffee, of course ♥