Tuesday, 1 December 2020


A final little Poetry Prayer for 2020! What a year it's been but the birth of Jesus Christ remains the greatest blessing upon mankind. As the famous lyrics say, "Veiled in flesh the Godhead see! Hail the incarnate Deity!" I'm so grateful Christ still reigns in these troubled times and reigns within my heart!

Sunday, 29 November 2020

November's Prayer To The God Of My Life- Jehovah Shalom

November's verse from my poem "A Prayer To The God Of My Life" focuses on the meaning of the name "Jehovah Shalom."

Monday, 9 November 2020

The Names Of God- Jehovah Shalom


Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The name for the month of November is Jehovah Shalom.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Poetry Prayer For November


As our American brothers and sisters prepare for Thanksgiving this month, I think it's a good time to give thanks for all of God's provisions! Whatever side of the Atlantic we're on or wherever we are in the world, I pray we can take a moment to show our gratitude to Jesus who has dealt bountifully with us. He truly is the Source of every good gift!

Friday, 30 October 2020

October's Prayer To The God Of My Life- Adonai and El Elyon

October's verse from my poem "A Prayer To The God Of My Life" focuses on the meaning of the names "Adonai" and "El Elyon."

Sunday, 11 October 2020

The Names Of God- Adonai and El Elyon


Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The names for the month of October are Adonai and El Elyon.

Sunday, 4 October 2020

A Poetry Prayer For October


A little prayer couplet for the beginning of October! As nature starts to take on a whole new level of beauty around us, may we have a fresh energy and hunger for the things of God.

Sunday, 27 September 2020

September's Prayer To The God Of My Life- El Roi

September's verse from my poem "A Prayer To The God Of My Life" focuses on the meaning of the name "El Roi."

Monday, 7 September 2020

The Names Of God- El Roi


Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The name for the month of September is El Roi.

My Dwelling Place


One evening in early September 2020 I found myself reading through Psalm 91 and I felt that the words in these verses spoke very powerfully into my life and the situation going on around me. At this point, the Covid-19 pandemic had been rumbling on for seven months and it was becoming more and more apparent how much it was affecting everyone in their daily lives.

One thing I really saw a huge increase of was the level of fear in many people and how this was influencing practically every decision they now made. I could see the affect it was having on mental and physical health, not only in my own life but also in the lives of countless others and the toll it was taking on everyone as stress levels continued to rise.

As I began to read through Psalm 91 one evening during this time, I suddenly felt like the words were a very direct message to my heart, straight from the Lord. The imagery in the first two lines was extremely powerful as it reads,

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

A Poetry Prayer For September


Starting off the month of September with a little prayer. When I look at what's going on in the world just now there seems to be a distinct lack of grace and mercy shown in people's actions and words. I pray the Lord would help me go against the flow of this age and show His grace and mercy to those around me.

Saturday, 29 August 2020

August's Prayer To The God Of My Life-Jehovah Shammah

August's verse from my poem "A Prayer To The God Of My Life" focuses on the meaning of the name "Jehovah Shammah."

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

The Names Of God- Jehovah Shammah


Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The name for the month of August is Jehovah Shammah.

Monday, 3 August 2020

Poetry Prayer For August


There are so many unsettling things going on in this world that it's easy to get bogged down with it all. My poetry prayer for August is that we would heed the words of Philippians 4:8 and take time to dwell on the beautiful and uplifting things of Jesus!

Monday, 27 July 2020

July's Prayer To The God Of My Life- Jehovah Sabaoth

Ending the month of July with a little verse about the one thing I can boast in-my wonderful Saviour and God of Hosts! Jehovah Sabaoth.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

The Names Of God- Jehovah Sabaoth


Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The name for the month of July is Jehovah Sabaoth.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Poetry Prayer for July


July's Poetry Prayer is a little couplet asking the Lord for protection as we continue through these crazy times. I feel it's such a privilege to know that our Heavenly Father never takes His eyes off of His children and is interested in every minute of our day! What a wonderful God we serve.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

June's Prayer To The God Of My Life- El Olam

Ending the month of June with a little verse- A Prayer To The God Of My Life. With so much uncertainty and chaos in the world it encourages my heart to think about the unchanging nature of God, my Everlasting Father. Praises to El Olam!

Saturday, 27 June 2020

I Am Yours


One rainy Saturday afternoon in June 2020 I was feeling rather sluggish and demotivated so decided to watch the first episode of the series called “The Chosen.” Directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins, the series is a portrayal of the ministry of Jesus Christ and I’d heard many positive comments about the programme.

The first episode focuses heavily on the character of Mary Magdalene, known as “Lilith” in the red district where she works as a prostitute. Her use of the name “Lilith” doesn’t appear in the Bible of course but perhaps it can come under the banner of “Artistic Licence” to serve the purposes of the show and the later revelation of who she really is.

Whatever the writer’s reason was for this choice, the character of Mary has gone through many horrendous tragedies in her life and is tormented by the presence of several demons living within her. Her story is one of great despair, pain, sadness and suffering so when Jesus makes His first appearance in the programme and comes to her in the last scene of the episode, it’s an extremely moving moment indeed.

Shaken by the presence of Jesus and unknowing of who He is, Mary makes a hasty departure and tries to get away from Him. As the scene unfolds we see a very distressed Mary walking away as Jesus gently but determinedly pursues her. Probably being well used to men pursuing her, Mary tells Jesus to leave her alone. This is the moment we hear Jesus call out to her but He doesn’t use the name “Lilith” which she is known by in the town. Instead Jesus uses her real name and calls out, “Mary! Mary of Magdala.”

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Hope In The Lord

During the particularly troublesome summer of 2020 I found myself being taken to Psalm 42 several times. I felt that the whole chapter was very poignant throughout this time of so much global unrest but verses 5 and 11 seemed to resonate with me in particular. Verse 5 is repeated for the most part in verse 11 which reads,

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.”

As I sat meditating on Psalm 42 one afternoon, I soon found myself feeling inspired to write my poem “Hope In The Lord.” When troubles of the world get me bogged down I always find it so uplifting to focus on Jesus. Hope placed in Him is well placed hope indeed. As Jesus’s words remind us in John 16:33,

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

The Names Of God- El Olam


Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The name for the month of June is El Olam.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Poetry Prayer For June


I've been so very grateful for the friendships the Lord has blessed me with, especially during this time of isolation. FaceTime catch ups and zoom meetings with friends have been so wonderfully refreshing and I look forward to the day we can meet face to face again. Thank You Lord for my friends!

Saturday, 30 May 2020

May's Prayer To The God Of My Life- Jehovah Rapha

The beginning of the summer weather has certainly brought joy to my heart during this strange time of lockdown. God's mercies truly are new every morning! I'm also eternally grateful for His wonderful healing powers and I've been watching Jehovah Rapha at work within my own family recently. I wrote this little verse months ago but it's more poignant today than ever for me. Oh praise Jehovah Rapha!

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Happiest Of Birthdays!


For some unknown reason, my waking thought as I woke up on my Birthday in 2020 was, “I should write a poem especially for others to send to a friend on their Birthday!” I formed the first line in my head as I lay there and then wrote the rest of the poem the following day.

What’s strange is that on that particular Birthday, a dear sister in Christ actually wrote a special Birthday poem for me! It was so lovely to be on the receiving end of a poem for once and it certainly blessed my heart.

Knowing what joy a Birthday poem can bring, I hope and pray that my little poem called “Happiest Of Birthdays” can be used many times to bless the hearts of others on their Birthday too!

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Timeless Companion


One evening in May 2020 I was scrolling through my newsfeed on FaceBook when a slow motion video caught my attention. It had been posted by an acquaintance of mine and the video was a beautiful sight of yellow and orange flames undulating in slow motion against a deep, navy blue night sky.

The clip of this mesmerising fire came with my friend’s caption,
“I will never tire of watching fire…” Immediately I finished his sentence in my head with the words,
“…for there do memories lie.”

Having been brought up in a home with a real coal fire I have an eternal love of the comfort a roaring fireplace can bring. As soon as I see one I’m straight over to sit next to it and I’m immediately transported in my mind to years gone by. I find that a fire brings such warmth and comfort and I always feel it brings life and character to a room. It’s almost like the heartbeat of a home to me!

Saturday, 16 May 2020

The Names Of God- Jehovah Rapha

Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The name for the month of May is Jehovah Rapha.

Friday, 8 May 2020

Bee About His Business!


One late afternoon in May 2020, my husband Jan and I were on our daily permitted walk during the lockdown period of the Covid-19 pandemic. We were journeying around our usual paths of Saint James’s Park next to Buckingham Palace when I noticed several purple flowers sprouting from a spot in the grass.

Intrigued by the beautiful colour, I made my way over to have a closer look. Straight away I noticed one of the flowers had a furry little honey bee dotting about, ceaselessly gathering pollen and determinedly going about his daily tasks. I thought to myself, “Well he’s not isolating or affected by this lockdown! He’s still got work to do!”

As we carried on with our walk, I pondered the fact that the bee was completely oblivious to the chaos going on in the world and I found his continuation of normal routine strangely comforting! I liked that this part of life had remained unaffected by the virus and nature could just continue on as always.

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Poetry Prayer For May


I wrote these words months before we ever heard of Covid-19 or the pandemic and yet they seem more poignant than ever. I pray we can all be comforted and encouraged by our Heavenly Father throughout the days of May.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

April's Prayer To The God Of My Life-Jehovah Raah


By God's grace we're at the end of another month in 2020! A year to be remembered it seems. I'm so grateful to have Jesus, my Shepherd leading the way and guiding me through this uncertain season. I hope this month's little verse can uplift the soul as we focus on the name Jehovah Raah.

Monday, 13 April 2020

The Names Of God- Jehovah Raah.


Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The name for the month of April is Jehovah Raah.

Friday, 10 April 2020

The 'Rona Riot


Living in the depths of a lockdown in Britain caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, I’ve begun to light-heartedly refer to the impact the Coronavirus is having on the Nation as “The ‘Rona Riot.” I happened to mention this one day to a friend during a Zoom meeting in the midst of our isolation time and she immediately laughed and said it sounded like the title of a poem. Later that day I was thinking about my friend’s comment and I soon found myself sitting with my laptop, putting down the first few verses!

My poem is intended to humorously express some of my observations on how the pandemic has changed our every day lives almost overnight. It’s in no way intended to undermine the seriousness of the virus situation or disregard the upset caused by it. I think humour is often a great coping mechanism and can be a wonderful outlet during times of hardship so I hope that these words can offer a bit of light relief in difficult and uncertain times.

My prayer during this particular season is that God would use these challenging events to stir hearts and turn eyes towards Him. I hope my poem “The ‘Rona Riot” reflects this sentiment and brings a little laugh too!

Friday, 3 April 2020

Fear Not!


During the early days of the lockdown in Britain caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, I happened to read a verse in Isaiah which really encouraged me. The Scripture I was led to was Isaiah 41:10 which reads,

“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am Your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

As I sat meditating on the words in this verse, three things really stood out to me. I noticed that God affirms that He will strengthen me, help me and uphold me. I felt this was such a beautiful trio of promises and soon found myself writing my poem “Fear Not!”

In a world where so many people have to deal with the stresses of life with nothing but their own strength, no outside help from others while upholding everyone else around them, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for God’s promises in this verse.

As a child of God we go though hardships the same as anyone else but I feel it’s such a privilege to have Jesus strengthening, helping and upholding us in the difficult times of life. A provision readily available to all who will put their trust in Him. Truly, we have a wonderful Friend in Jesus!

Easter Is...


I originally wrote this poem way back in 2009 to share with the little ones at my Church when I was serving in children’s ministry. It was coming up to Easter and I wanted to write a poem I could use that would emphasise the true meaning of Easter but in an understandable way for young minds.

I rediscovered the poem at the beginning of 2020 and so felt that I wanted to make it available in the hope that others may use it to bring Jesus into Easter time for their little ones too! I pray this cheery little poem can be a useful tool and shared many times over!

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Be Anxious For Nothing


It’ll come as no surprise that this poem was mainly inspired by Philippians 4:6-7 which reads,

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

This passage has often come to my mind during the Covid-19 pandemic as I’ve been praying for the different needs and challenges faced either by myself or by friends and family. It seems that when the Apostle Paul wrote the words in Philippians 4, he gave us a wonderful format to follow as the antidote for worry and so I felt inspired to write a poem that reflected this process.

Poetry Prayer For April


The lighter evenings and sunnier days of April certainly bring encouragement to my heart. I pray we can be uplifted at the wonders of God's creation over the next month.

Monday, 30 March 2020

Praises To The Great Physician!



In August 2019 my sister was diagnosed with cancer. Not long after her diagnosis I wrote a poem called “Jehovah Rapha.” The name Jehovah Rapha means “The Lord Our Healer” and so my poem was really a prayer that came from my heart, pleading with the Lord for mercy and asking The Great Physician to heal my sister.

When I look back at those difficult months the words from Psalm 27:13-14 come to mind. The verses read,

“I would have fainted, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord!”

Obviously it was a very upsetting time for my whole family but Jesus was so faithful to see us through each day at a time. His mercies truly are new every morning.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Do Not Be Afraid


The introduction and spread of the Coronavirus across the Globe has brought an incredible amount of disruption and uncertainty into our lives. It’s easy to be filled with feelings such as fear, anxiety and worry in these troubling times and so I felt inspired to write a poem called “Do Not Be Afraid” in the hope that it can be encouraging and up-lifting.

As we face the unknown I pray that we can bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Jesus Christ as so often the battle against fear starts in the mind! May we be anxious for nothing as we bring our troubles before our mighty, sovereign God and remember that no matter what problems we may be facing, Jesus is the answer!

There’s no denying that life can get pretty scary but when we have the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth leading the way we know we’re in capable hands. With Christ at the helm we need never be afraid.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

March's Prayer To The God Of My Life-El Shaddai


What a month March has been! Coronavirus chaos has ensued and so I hope this month's verse from my poem "A Prayer To The God Of My Life" can be up-lifting. This month features the name El Shaddai.

Monday, 16 March 2020

The Names Of God-El Shaddai


Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The name for the month of March is El Shaddai.

Thursday, 5 March 2020

He Is...


There are countless blessings to having Christ in your heart and knowing Him as your personal Saviour, too many to list really as He is so many wonderful things to His children! My little poem called “He Is…” mentions just a few and I wrote these words in one sitting.

The verses are words of praise that came from my heart one evening and so I hope they can uplift and edify as we dwell on some of the many benefits of Jesus.

Monday, 2 March 2020

Poetry Prayer For March

March brings the first of the Springtime colours here in London and it fills my heart with joy! Beautiful yellow daffodils, purple crocuses and even the odd pink blossom. Wonderful to see as I marvel at God's creation and the changing seasons. May our spirits be refreshed this month, just like the season!

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

February's Prayer To The God Of My Life- Jehovah Jireh


Finishing off February with a verse from my poem "A Prayer To The God Of My Life." This month features the name Jehovah Jireh.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

The Names Of God-Jehovah Jireh

Each month throughout 2020 I'm going to post a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God!

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Poetry Prayer For February


February always brings a sea of red and pink gifts into the shops with the approach of Valentine's Day so February's Poetry Prayer focuses on the Giver of all good gifts, our First Love Jesus!

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

January's Prayer To The God Of My Life-Jehovah Nissi


To finish off each month of 2020 I'm going to post one verse of a whole poem of mine called "A Prayer To The God Of My Life." It'll combine my "Poetry Prayers" idea along with the "Names Of God" series for this year. I felt that if I'm starting each month off with a prayer why not finish it with one! January's prayer features the name Jehovah Nissi.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

God Of Salvation

At the end of 2019 I was asked by my lovely friend and sister in Christ, Katy if I would like to be a part of the 2020 Tearfund concert tour to help raise money for this wonderful Christian Charity. Having had the privilege of being a Performer in the 2019 Tearfund concerts, I was over the moon to be able to say yes to Katy’s offer!

The tour consisted of ten dates at different venues across the UK that would see me and three other Christian Musical Theatre Professionals bringing an evening of songs, testimonies and entertainment to an audience, accompanied by our wonderful Musical Director Dan. The main reason for the evenings however was to raise money to help support Tearfund in their important work as they go worldwide and help those living in poverty and third world conditions.

I had been given the wonderful opportunity in 2019 to not only sing but also share one of my poems as part of the concerts so you can imagine my glee when Katy asked me if I would be willing to share a poem for the 2020 concerts too. Not only did she ask if I would be happy to share a poem but she also asked if she could commission me to write one especially for the event! I always love a poetry request and I said I’d be happy to hear her thoughts and then pray for inspiration from the Author!

Saturday, 18 January 2020

The Names Of God-Jehovah Nissi

Each month throughout 2020 I'm going to post a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names God has!

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Poetry Prayer For January


I've decided for 2020 I'm going to post a little rhyming couplet at the beginning of each month. They're intended to be a short prayer and meditation for the heart to help with the month ahead. After all the chaos and fuss of Christmas, what better way to battle the January blues than to pray for joy? I hope my 2020 series called "Poetry Prayers" can be a blessing in your year!