Author Archives: mhrockness

September Musings

September Musings “. . . in the arrangement of our day I think we must try hard for ‘gathered-up-ness’ and not leave the priceless moments just to the impulse of the moment.” “The Letter ‘M” September. A month for fresh … Continue reading

Posted in ordered life | Tagged | 2 Comments


“We have started Sunday afternoon Bible readings, in my room, on the seven carvings of Solomon’s temple. That temple seems to be in its full sense a picture of the perfect service of the Church during the reign of Christ … Continue reading

Posted in lessons | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Gift of a Letter

“Dar Naama, El Biar Algiers Jan. 6. 1928 My dearest Sibyl Thanks for your dear letter – & now the day after came the notice of a parcel – up has come the most beautiful surprise of the white coat … Continue reading

Posted in letter writing, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Ponderings from the Pew: Why Church?!

“Yesterday we got the old mosque into order, with rough matting round the walls & on the floor & our hymn roll hung above the well, & this morning we had our first meeting in it. It looks so beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in church, family of faith, Lilias Trotter, remembering | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Documented Life

Oh the joy of being here (Cornwall) again and then the joy of a fortnight alone crowns it all – it is a gift from God. I have been making some first attempts with my “Brownie” (camera) . . . … Continue reading

Posted in meditation, nature, reflection, rest, restoration, soliltude, Uncategorized | Tagged | 18 Comments


“Our meeting place with God, and our beholding His glory, lies not in our going up to Him, but in His coming down to us in the person of Jesus Christ our Lord. “God who commanded the light to shine … Continue reading

Posted in hope, light, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 16 Comments

Remembering. . .

All these things are so wonderful to watch – all the more wonderful from the watching being from a quiet room full of flowers, instead of from the din and dust of the battlefield, good though that was when God … Continue reading

Posted in choices, remembering, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Holy Laughter

“Walk independently of self, and straight to God.  What is anything, when you think of Eternity, except a means to get there; so laugh at everything, and go on in God’s name.”  Recently I was made aware of these words … Continue reading

Posted in suffering, testings, trials | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

The Glory of Work

Should Jesus tarry our works will follow us.  God may use, by reason of the wonderful solidarity of His Church, the things that He has wrought in us for the blessing of souls unknown to us. . . .  God … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, work, worship | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Interview with Miriam Rockness – New Devotional Edition of “Images of Faith: Reflections Inspired by Lilias Trotter” (Volumes 1 & 2)

With the release of the new devotional edition of  Images of Faith: Reflections Inspired by Lilias Trotter (Volumes 1 & 2), I was invited to address the uniqueness of this publication. The interview was launched with the cover painting and quote of … Continue reading

Posted in Lilias Trotter, meditation | Tagged , | 6 Comments