Merle's reflections are taken from observations on the circumstances and events of life. It is good to reflect - not so we get tangled in our introspection but in order to pause and see things more from God's perspective.
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As Merle chose new lavender shrubs for her garden recently she was reminded of the many choices we all face in the life - and the consequences of those choices for ourselves and others. Click the picture of the lavender to read her latest reflection.
'I wonder how many times I find it easier to blame myself for something which, if I took my time to consider other possibilities, I would realise was not my fault at all? Do you do that?'. Read Merle's thoughts on the consequences of wrongly taking the blame after cutting down the ivy in her garden.
As several members of Merle's family and friends embark upon exciting travels she reflects upon the effects of jet lag and the similarity between its symptoms and the effects of living too much in life’s fast lane
John and Merle encountered a severe gale on their recent trip to Cornwall, which caused a tree to fall and block the road they had travelled on minutes before. Merle reflects on the tragedy that didn't happen in Cornwall and the tragedy that Jesus chose to walk into at the first Easter.
As Merle travelled southbound towards Dartmoor this week the scenery that unfolded before her summed up her thinking for her first reflection of 2016. Click the scene on Dartmoor to read her thoughts on hope and the New Year.