A long wooden jetty heading out into a lake of still waters with mist and mountains with words, where you gaze, closer still, water's edge Beth Kennedy www.GodisGoodStories.com

Where few have dared to tread

I set out for a walk late lockdown 2020. The house was full, life was busy, the atmosphere intense. God had a sound track ready for me and I was excited to listen. An encounter was on the wind - it was the end of a season, the start of a new one. I found…

How to grow deep in transition

Transition is an unusual and challenging time. In child birth, “transition” is a time of intense focus. Past comforts long gone; there is simply ‘here and now’ with (hopefully) the encouragement of others to carry you through. The old has passed away. The new is yet to come, with all its… all its… well, all…

Fire burns all the time…

In soaking group this week I recalled a truth and a ‘coincidence’ that at the time kissed my tired heart alive. It still leaves me in awe of a good God. In 2008, I attended revival meetings in the USA. It was a big deal leaving my family. Master M was 15 months, and Mistress…

Heart matters

...the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. (Rev 5:8 NIV) I love the smell of fresh soil. If you’re a gardener, there are certain smells that bring delight…

Towards Fresh Wine

Some need renovation; others deconstruction. Some are renovating; while  many are consumed with the build. Yet others, the quiet ones with no meeting place of sorts, know it is time to meet at Water’s edge for it is there that ancient pathways head towards Fresh Wine.    

picture of a warship with a dancing figure & music with words 'worship is a warship - it's time to praise' Beth Kennedy Verve Ministries GodisGoodStories.com

Provision in the midst of the storm… God is Good!

Our family has a new game. We place our name in a hat, and we pull one name out each week for the following weekend. That one person chooses a meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack) and an activity, during which all phones are away, and each person’s attention is complete. We started playing this…

What you carry you spread – the honey will flow because God is Good!

I returned from a daily walk last week and noted how beautiful my blossom trees looked. I stopped to take some photos: These trees make my heart sing. It is the simple things that bring me great delight. Yes... that is a cabbage in my front garden - beauty, form and function. I have a…

Be still and know that I AM God…X marks the spot – God is Good!

Sometimes the bay where I walk is unusually still; barely a ripple shifts the surface tension of the waters. At other times, the wildness of the weather comes straight from an Emily Brontë novel and the wind whips, forming waves that surge upon the sand. Regardless of weather, these days God is often speaking as…