First One to Hum Friday

Redeeming Love

Francine Rivers’ book Redeeming Love is coming out as a movie at the end of this year. A Story of Healing It’s a riveting, powerful, and transformational story. I only read it for the first time in the last six months and it was an incredibly healing experience. I applaud her for writing a book […]

O Spirit, Come!

I have been watching an incredible series on Formed this week called The Wild Goose, with Fr. Dave Pivonka. It is a series about the Holy Spirit and I have found it very comforting and revealing during a challenging time. Going Alone I think we all come to a time in our lives when it’s […]

Every Good Thing

I discovered an inspiring recording artist during lockdown. He is a Franciscan Friar of the Franciscan Friars of Renewal. Brother Isaiah writes songs, sings, and performs music – and it is beautiful and deeply soul satisfying. His voice is fresh and honest. His words speak deeply of his love for the Lord and compassion for […]

Love & Prayer

Devoted My parents loved each other so much throughout their lives. They were married for 63 years – right up until Dad died – and were always there for each other. The song ‘How Long Will I Love You,’ by Ellie Goulding, reminds me of them: How long will I love you As long as […]

Only Kindness Matters

Love & Compassion It is strange times we are living through. But there have also been blessings. Today I was speaking to an older Maori gentleman about the months just been and the days ahead. He was a gentle soul and we had a really lovely conversation. We agreed that lockdown with all its uncertainty […]