Author Archives: Helen Murray

About Helen Murray

I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and a child of God.

No understudy

‘Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.’ 1 Corinthians 12:12  I’m familiar with this passage in the Bible.  When I was much younger we had … Continue reading

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A safe place

Come to me, all you who are weary and weighed down. Come to me and I will give you rest. I will gather you to me and hold you close and you will feel my warmth, my strength, and the … Continue reading

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Cubes of carrot cake

I cried today, in a cafe. It took me completely by surprise. Two ladies came in and sat down at a table not far away from me. One was elderly and frail, and the other, I think, was her daughter. … Continue reading

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Bright shining as the sun

Hello, God. We were in London recently, and we took the children to the Science Museum. It’s an amazing experience, the Science Museum. Even for someone like me, who is pretty much technologically challenged, it’s fascinating.  It’s fascinating in a … Continue reading

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Water into wine

Morning, Lord God. I have in front of me the remains of the finest cup of coffee ever made. It isn’t a Costa bucket of vanilla latte, or a sophisticated restaurant’s after dinner dark and splendid filter something or other … Continue reading

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Washing my spirit clean

Good morning, Lord. I have a diary. You see, there are all these days and I need to keep track of them. No sooner one finishes than another starts and I hate just letting them slip away without being marked. … Continue reading

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I am a sheep

God, I am a sheep. For many reasons. Because I am quite often not very bright, because I have a tendency to want to follow the flock without thinking for myself, because when I do think for myself I am … Continue reading

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An audience of One

Are you listening, Lord? Are you watching? Are you there, right there, as I sit in front of my computer with my fingers on the keys?  Because I’m feeling vulnerable and exposed and I’m needing you to be here please. It’s … Continue reading

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A prayer for bloggers

Ah. Hello God. I think this might be called facing a demon or two. I have just been reading a post by Ann Voskamp. Lord, you know how I feel about Ann Voskamp. You know that I follow her blog … Continue reading

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A letter to my daughters

One and a half more weeks of holiday and school starts again. You can tell that my two girls’ minds are beginning to turn to the new term because sometimes out of nowhere comes a little remark that reveals a … Continue reading

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