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Jonathan

Hi. I am Jonathan. Daddy, Hubby, Writer, amongst other labels. A fish out of water, most of my life. Gradually finding my voice and being guided home by Grace and Love.

Two steps forward

Do you sometimes feel like the quest for your true self and the realisation of your dreams and all you know to be True, is a journey of two steps forward and one step backwards? I do. Truth be told, this happens more often than ‘sometimes’ and not […]

When betrayal is good

Judas Iscariot has gone down in infamy as the ultimate betrayer, thanks to Christian tradition and gospel accounts, Apparently, he sold out Jesus by giving up his location to the authorities for 30 pieces of silver. The close friend and confidant who had shared meals with Jesus from […]

Daddy mastermind

Daily home life is about answering a million questions when you are dad to a 6 and 7 year old. They come programmed with inquisitive and enquiring minds that refuse to be satisfied with bland standard answers! You have to be super creative and on your game to […]

Truth known, not spoken.

When I was younger, I relished the debate.I would gleefully jump into the fray.Keen to make or prove my point, Eager to show or prove the errors of their ways or beliefs, I would verbally wrestle and reason with acquaintances, friends and family. I am older and hopefully […]

Conflicted

“I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 The real and authentic me sees, knows and believes the truth. Yet it seems I live daily with the tug of war between what I know to be true, and what I experience via the 5 senses (smell, touch, hearing, sight […]

The last enemy

They say death is the last enemy to be vanquished. I say FEAR is the last enemy. Show me a man or woman who has expelled fear in all its guises from their life, and I will show you a person free as a bird soaring high and […]

Faith beyond Euphoria

After the euphoria of the mountain peak experience has faded away into the mists of time … I am left holding unto faith in the character and commitment of One who set me on this quest. Have faith. The Universe is your Sponsor. Everything around you conspires in […]

Back to basics

I am a construct. When I can deconstruct that construct, then will I find myself, my power; there I will find God. JONATHAN – afishoutofwater.blog Like a man wearing several layers of clothing that become a weight and a burden, I have acquired a lifetime of stored labels, […]

Feelings lie

My feelings and emotions can be very strong and real in the moment that I experience them. However, though very real indeed, often these feelings are not truthful. Feelings lie. I should know. I have been led halfway up the garden path and abandoned by them, more times […]

Seeing the unseen

I have a body and experience the world through the fives senses of smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch. From the moment I wake up in the morning, my senses are bombarded with information that entices me into believing that this is the only reality. It is not. […]

Tyranny of choice

Each day presents an opportunity for despair or hope.ach day presents a choice to believe my eyes or to believe my heart; A choice between the seen or unseen.A choice between the limited or unlimited. Which will it be today? Grace or works?Miracles or drudgery?Spirit or might?Love or […]

I dare to dream

I dare to dream. I dare to reach for the heavens. I refuse to settle for what is within the reach of my present beliefs or abilities. There is more. Let me be. Let me dream. Let me reach for the stars; to the realm of endless possibilities. […]

Faith speaks

Faith speaks In the midst of the darkest despair of soul.Stuck in the valley of the shadow of death.When hope has fled and overcast skies refuse to give way … I choose to believe that there is more.I choose to believe that my best days are yet to […]

My heart testifies

As a mirror reflects the rays of the noonday sun, so our hearts reflect back to God the very love the Father has for us. In the midst of trial, disappointments and my own failings, that still small voice in my heart testifies ‘I am my beloved’s and […]

Life in the flow

Miracles not magic. God is experienced. God is relationship and personal. In the words of Richard Rohr, it is the Divine Dance. Grace not works. The race is not always to the fastest, smartest or most qualified. Lean on God. Lean into God. Spirit not might. Your substance, […]