Friday, May 31, 2013


At the beginning of the year, Princess Morag felt kind of expectant about 2013 (but not in the same way as she was at the beginning of 2007 and 2008!).  She felt as if God might have a plan for her this year, and she really wanted to know what it was but she seemed to still be in a season of waiting so she memorised the following verse

" I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope." Psalm 130:5.

Part of this new year process was also a consideration of what an appropriate word of the year might be.  The princess pondered, and then there was a whisper of a word: launch.  She did not know what this meant, and at first was a little scared because she thought of a rocket launching and that seemed a bit too violent and exciting for her life at this time!  Then she realised that there were other types of launches - like boat launches, which seemed gentler, and book launches which seemed altogether more her style!

Fast forward to the beginning of this month of May, and the Princess is getting tired of waiting and is discouraged in many ways.  She is encouraged by scripture to "laugh at the days to come" (Proverbs 31:25) and to trust that "God shall supply all [her] need" (Philippians 4.19) and then, at last she finds it.  The thing that will fit into her life and her personality and fulfills her hope in his word.

Princess Morag new official role is to bless.  How awesome is that?  And to encourage shopping?  Well, that shouldn't be too hard!  And she now has a role other than mother, which after five years full time feels GOOD.

Check out what the Princess is up to here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Good vs real

The Princess read this article today and it got her thinking.  She has spent most of her life trying to be "good" - to please people, to make sure she is liked.  When she was at school, this was somewhat successful.  Her teachers consistently praised her work and seemed to like her.  But this kind of success backfires as it meant that her peers were not so keen on the 'teacher's pet'.  But here is a shout out to all the teachers out there during report-writing season - Princess Morag's almost sole source of self-esteem came from her school reports.  Thirteen years of reading "mature and conscientious" helped her to believe that maybe she did have those characteristics.  However, underneath that mature and conscientious nature Princess Morag really wanted to have fun (but didn't know how).  She was "good" but she wasn't real.  All this time she has been hiding, even from herself.