Resilience is not about being strong-willed. Resilience is not about being stubborn. Resilience is to keep returning to your path, no matter how often you veer of course! JONATHAN – afishoutofwater.blog
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 come out tops! From ‘how do babies … Continue reading Daddy mastermind
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 come! I will soar.I will escape.I will … Continue reading Faith speaks
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 He is mine’. I am assurred that … Continue reading My heart testifies
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, your essence is not of things seen … Continue reading Life in the flow
Prayer is not so much about making requests; the Father knows our needs before we ask. Prayer is about going quiet and turning inwards. The Kingdom of God is within, and therefore so are all the answers too. True prayer is to draw from the rivers of living waters that reside within you. The Father … Continue reading Prayer is listening
What if I am exactly who I’m meant to be?What if I’m doing exactly what I’m meant to do? What if I have exactly what I’m meant to have?What if I’m exactly where I’m meant to be? What if where and who I am right now is not by fault, by default, by accident, by … Continue reading What if?
About the blog. afishoutofwater.blog is an exploration of life and spirituality (Christian and otherwise). Dad, Husband, Writer are some labels I wear, amongst others. Above all, and for most of my conscious life, a fish out of water best describes the clash of worlds between the life on the inside of me, and what I … Continue reading A fish out of water
God’s truth never changed. God’s essence and intent has always been the same. However, my capacity to grasp the meaning and depth of His truth is progressive. It is a journey of awakening. Take ‘God is love’ for instance. My capacity to grasp and understand this timeless truth continues to evolve over time. The song … Continue reading Layers of truth.
Lost and without hope; Love lifted me. Utterly cast down with low self-esteem; Love lifted me. Scared and insecure; Love lifted me. Disillusioned and without direction; Love lifted me. Buried under a weight of guilt and condemnation; Love lifted me. LOVE LIFTED ME! ife testimony summarised in three words! The service and good works credited to this life; Love lifted me. The good reports and reputation; Love lifted me. … Continue reading Love lifted me.
I’m truly amazed at how quickly my 6 & 7 year olds are seemingly growing up overnight! Friends in our age group with kids in high school and university (we came late to the parenting thing) tell me it goes in flash. ‘Enjoy the moments and the memories’ they say. It seems only yesterday we … Continue reading Life is truly a miracle