Take Heart by Matt Chandler – Book Review

In a culture that is increasingly turning away from Christianity, Matt Chandler has an exciting and optimistic outlook – it’s a great time to be a Christian. Faith in Christ has always thrived when it is at the margins of society. He gives a brief history by reminding the reader that the early church grew […]

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The Mustard Seed Mum: Fighting Fear with Faith

Do it afraid. Courage is not the absence of fear, but going forward even when you feel afraid. I have heard these expressions a few times and it has become much more real as a mum. Actually, I think it started as a mum-to-be. I was afraid to give birth, but I had to do […]

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Same Sex Relationships by John Stott – Book Review

The topic of same sex relationships is something that I tend to shy away from. I feel ill-equipped to discuss it with a fear of offending others without meaning to, so much so that I have been putting off writing this review for longer than I intended. Most people, whether Christian or not, LGBT or […]

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Ropes, rocks and resurrection

Have you ever participated in a tug of war? I think the closest I have come to a tug of war is pulling a Christmas cracker in the hope that I will get the joke, the gift inside and the bigger bit of cracker. A full on tug of war is a ‘sport that directly […]

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When Good Friday Doesn’t Seem Good

Hot cross buns have been toasted and eaten. The church service was amazing – there was a goat and it peed in the aisle (more on the goat later). Across the country, many are celebrating Good Friday. As Christians we remember that Jesus Christ died a horrible death by crucifixion. Doesn’t sound good does it? […]

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The Mustard Seed Mum: What I’m Learning

I am learning a lot about being a mum. Or I think I am. Everyone has their own way of being a parent and puts their stamp on things. There’s lots of trial and error involved. For me, a lot of head scratching and confused looks as I try and figure my beautiful boy out. […]

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My Greatest Adventure

Empty supermarket shelves, low water pressure, uncollected bins… turns out we are not built for snow in this part of the world! We ran out of bread and milk and apparently everyone had the same idea because we couldn’t get either for a couple of days and all the long-life milk had gone too. Walking […]

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