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Do you remember as a child those moments where the sight of a falling leaf spinning or the dust swirls in dappled light hypnotically suspended you in wonder?

For most of us those days fade away, or perhaps as responsible adults we become ‘closet daydreamers’ and dare not to be caught drifting away with a floaty seed that has passed us by. Perhaps it’s a personality or those ‘arty’ types.

I suppose you wouldn’t consider this relevant to Religion. Read on and I will show you how it is.

I am a Christian and believe in the Trinity of God the Father, Christ Jesus His son, and the comforting Holy Spirit. At the core is Jesus, my savior, Lord, compass and friend, who reconciled me to a pure relationship with God, the almighty creator, and I have the company of the Holy Spirit with me always.

Since I was a young child I was always in tune with an awareness of a divine omnipresence.  Much like how dappled light through the trees can caress my heart.

So too I can easily sense God in whisper. It came as a great joy, when I examined these words of Jesus (in John 17:21) Father, just as you are in me, and I am in you, may they also be in us.

God expressed his desire of divine unity with humanity. In the company of God, the familiarity of his voice and presence can be discerned by the heart and grace becomes an influential, tangible force about our lives.


Heavenly streams await to capture us at dawn


Jesus is found in me and the transforming, healing, innovative abundance is assessable as each day matures into my own being. In unity, now a melody of all my senses, I move through chaos with His clarity of view and find purpose to where I am at any given time. Where the Spirit is there is freedom.


It hung over me like a dewy precipitation of another world….

Now momentarily, its veil lifts to reveal a busy and colourful life where I

re-adjust my senses to walk in earthly time


This freedom is not isolated from engaging and living in a mainstream world, nor removed from the ordinary demands of the day.

In Jesus I live and move and have my being (Apostle Paul, Act 17).

Awakened to our omnipresent and elementary God, who perpetually exists in our breath, I echo and resonate simplicity to recognise, respond, release.

Echoes renew the delight of little wonders that drift through the air, or land at our feet. Echoes become the overflow of faith, super-natural compassion, patience, hope, love, joy, and peace spilling immeasurable and effortless. Echoes ripple with other echoes to compose unbelievable true stories. Echoes invite, a new unpredictable wilderness of wonder, friends with God, He shares His secrets and delights.


I peek through the veil that leads to that

which my heart has always known


Have I conjured a fairytale image of a young woman lost in a sun-drenched meadow? I assure you my life is as real and ordinary as they come. Education never came easy to my dyslexic mind, I have suffered a marriage breakdown with abuse and live with the realities of being a single mum with two children, one of whom has challenging needs.

With my dreams unfulfilled, I have started life completely from scratch on an international scale. On this journey I discovered the secret of nothingness. Convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate you from the love of God (Romans 8:38). I am held in the expanse of silent love where I am untouchable. In that place between everything.


All I want to do is fall into the arms of grace,

where I will dissolve and awake new


I understand Jesus a little more, fragile humanity carrying divinity in perfect harmonious sync.

Joanna Wharton

Joanna Wharton

These days I step with lightness of foot, and a suppressed smile in the corner of my lips; an air of being, unaffected by the world, people will often curiously ask me ‘what is it?’ I catch my broadening smile with a small bite of my lip, as to give my words a moment to flow… and I say “you would never believe me if I told you”.

Sometimes, just Jesus is a simplicity too complicated for our fractured lives to receive.

Once you get used to it, it expands the inside of you, becomes fluid and freeing… and echoes all around. You may yourself become a small wonder.

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