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Resilience

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

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 […]

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, […]

Prayer is listening

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 […]

What if?

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 […]

A fish out of water

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 […]

Layers of truth.

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 […]

Love lifted me.

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 […]

Life is truly a miracle

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’ […]