Billy Graham and Bunsen burners

It’s been one year ago today since Billy Graham went to be with Jesus. I remember the day well – the sense of loss, the impact that it had on the church and the world, and the countless stories of how his ministry reached millions. I wanted to write something that day, but I was […]

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God’s Biker by Sean Stillman – BOOK REVIEW

If you want to be taken on a journey across continents, with people from all backgrounds and stories that intertwine in incredible ways, then read this. It’s a powerful book of how God is at work in the margins of society and uses ordinary and often unlikely people in extraordinary and profound ways. Sean Stillman […]

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More > Distinct by Calvin Samuel – BOOK REVIEW – 6 Thoughts on Holiness

The More > series published by IVP are books for busy people who want to carve out more time with God. The word ‘holy’ can conjure up negative stereotypes like ‘holier than thou’ or it is something that is simply impossible to achieve. Calvin Samuel’s More > Distinct addresses this is in an easy and engaging […]

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5 of my cancer posts for World Cancer Day 2019

It’s been almost a decade since I was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. A lot has happened in that time. The fact that I can reflect about the experience and have been in remission for this long is something I am very thankful for. Life is precious. Someone very close to me is going through another […]

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5 glimpses of hope in despair

Have you ever had one of those moments in life that could have been lifted from a movie? A couple of days ago I was feeling incredibly low – the worst I had felt in a while – and went for a walk. It had been a pretty grey day but had stayed mostly dry. […]

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An interview with David Robertson – The Wee Flea

Ever since I asked David if he wouldn’t mind helping me answer an atheist on my blog, I have been fascinated with his writing and engagement with others in the public sphere. From being attacked for his views on social media to being banned on Twitter, David is no stranger of being at the centre […]

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Who I’d thank at the Golden Globes

Confession of a gawping Instagram user – I really enjoyed seeing the pictures from the red carpet at the Golden Globes. I love seeing all the gorgeous dresses, pretty hairstyles and nice makeup (I’m not even that interested in that stuff normally!). It’s an exciting time and it was made more real by an Instagram […]

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Welcome Twenty Nineteen

Happy New Year! I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and celebrated the New Year in a way that brought you joy. The end of 2018 for me was one of struggle. I felt a bit deflated in my writing, in my faith and in some of my relationships with others. I am not […]

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I want that.

When have we ‘made it’? With career, or kids, or purchase of house? With a one-way ticket around the world? A spouse? With promotion? With awards? With a ‘new look’? With friendships? Cars? A published book? As we earn more money and gain status? When the numbers on our social media increase? Then will we […]

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Christmas Light

Looking out our kitchen window at night, I look at the house in the next street. They have a small Christmas tree perched on their upstairs windowsill. When it is dark, the lights on that tree shine so beautifully bright against a black backdrop. Seeing this light gives me joy and comfort – it is […]

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