RECKLESS ABANDON

(Written last week) My sister surprised me on Thursday night all the way from Abu Dhabi. We spent the whole day together yesterday before she left for London to surprise her parents. She had booked a studio session (her birthday gift to me) for a song I had written in 2020 and were supposed to [...]

Spot the Difference

The long story starts here . . . 'You should pack your bag', Boo of life said while sorting through some papers. 'But I don't know where we're going, so you'll pack for me'. That day (October 27) was my birthday and our 10th wedding anniversary. Boo of life had planned a trip for us [...]

I Hope for You

Do I remember how to write? To be honest, I can't tell. I'm struggling even now to string sentences together. It's been such a long time since I wrote anything and I wonder how I've survived. I found in one of my old journals something I had written a long time ago that gave me [...]

20 Years and a Legacy

It seems like no matter how hard I try to keep up with my writing on Alethea's Mind, there still come moments of silence. These moments are not bad in themselves as I spend them on other assignments, but I'm grateful that I can always come back here and feel like I never left (WP [...]

Insulate ‘Christians’

As I listened to those words come out of her mouth, I became quite ashamed and worried at the same time.

Sunflower Chronicles

At the end of the last term of Nursery, Bumblebee came home with a plant in a cup. During the term, they had planted sunflower seeds and watered them till they grew out as beautiful seedlings. I placed the cup on my famous kitchen window sill and watered it as faithfully as I could. It [...]

Quote Series: Pixels of Life

The picture of life is dotted by pixels of relationships; and no one likes blurred pictures. - Alethea's Mind His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3

My Healing Poster

(I wrote this on my Facebook page some minutes ago. So I've moved it here, because I know it will bless someone who gets to read it here too) I've gone through a lot of mental battles in the past years running up to 2020. I encountered a number of people who made me feel [...]

A New Assignment: DTWMT

At the start of the year, I got the leading from the Holy Spirit to invest time in something that draws from one of the passions God invested in me: teaching bible lessons to children. I was very excited about the prospect, but then I became quite scared as I thought about the implications and [...]

Scribble Pad

A number of people are familiar with the 'scribble pad' analogy of my life. For a long time, I have thought myself to be some sort of scribble pad where God writes His first drafts and makes all the adjustments to particular stories He tries to tell before sending them out for mass print. There [...]

of Gekko Underpants and Contentment

The long awaited day had finally arrived: Bumble Bee's 4th birthday. The night before, Boo of life and I had spent some time decorating the living room with balloons, buntings and honeycomb decorations as a surprise for him the next morning. So much for being born in winter; so far, Bumble Bee has had less [...]

Hello Daddy . . .

The Lord's Prayer has become one of the most frequently recited prayers in my home. To round up our morning devotions, we all pray it together, and I must admit that I'm super proud of Drama Queen (now five and half) and Bumble Bee (soon to be four in a few weeks) for being able [...]

The Fog Within

It was a year ago. We walked out of the house together and stood by the car. Something wasn't right and we both could see it. The windscreen was covered in ice and I knew we wouldn't get far without cleaning it. We had already been through so much together and our exit from the [...]