Hayley James


by Hayley James05/04/2013


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I've been meaning to get back to writing and I've seen the fmfparty hashtag on twitter repeatedly, so this week I thought I'd have a look at what it was all about. Needless to say I loved the idea and decided to have a go. If you want to know more about what this is about have a look here.

This might be the only time I post on the blog at the moment. At least until I find my voice again. But I love the idea of just writing. For 5 minutes. Of having a go just for the joy of writing.

So here is my offering for this week.


Recently I’ve been really busy with work, life, family, church, ministry and a very energetic one year old.

Busier than I can handle really.

But it’s OK.

Or so I’ve been telling myself.

After the big event coming up at work, after the business of Easter, after all my regular groups take a break for the holidays, then I’ll stop. Then I’ll take a break. Then I’ll rest.

But you know what I’ve come to realise... after never really comes... after isn’t really a place we reach.

And in the business, in the ‘after waiting’ we miss out on life. In the here and now. In the beautiful, messy, engaging, gloriousness that it is. We miss out on living.

Our waiting robs us of the here and now and all the beauty that it holds.

It robs me of playing with my child and seeing the world from his perspective. It robs me of enjoying the moment and the activities I’m engaged with. And it robs me of the relationships that I value and yearn for so greatly.

So you know what? I’m saying no to the ‘after’. There will be no more waiting here. Instead I’m going to live. Right now. In this moment.




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