It's Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022) and the theme is 'loneliness'. Even though feeling lonely can make us more at risk of mental health problems, I would also say mental health problems can make us feel lonely. As I write this, I am almost five days clear of one of the worst depressive… Continue reading The Mental Health Coal Mine
What songs do you have on repeat? Sometimes a song is just that good. Do you get a song stuck in your head? Sometimes it can be really irritating and you can't get it out of your head. Other songs just seem to transport you to another place entirely. Maybe it's nostalgic. Or perhaps it's… Continue reading I can’t get this song out of my head…
When I get a moment (they are few and far between, but few is still something, right?), I tuck into a book, read an article, come across a thought-provoking message and think, this needs to be shared. Ruth’s Roundup is a post released once a month where I will share with you some content I have been engaging… Continue reading Ruth’s Roundup – April 2022
The Easter egg chocolate has been removed from the shelves. Some of you have devoured your body weight in chocolate I'm sure, and others are carefully still chipping away at it. But that's that for another year right? No more bunnies and baskets. If Jesus was front and centre of your Easter weekend, have you… Continue reading Have You Forgotten About Easter Already?
The 20th April 2022 will mark one year since I had an autologous stem cell transplant. I remember my emotions a year ago. It was the time where I felt most alone and afraid in my entire life so far. Nobody could experience the high dose chemotherapy and the suffering that it caused on my… Continue reading One Year On From A Stem Cell Transplant: Easter Reflection
Can I fumble my way through telling you this story of how I came to trust in Jesus? I say 'fumble' because I have been asked on the spot how I became a Christian, and I often feel like a stumble through an answer. There were no flashes from the heavens. No radical encounter. But… Continue reading My Journey with Jesus: How I became a Christian
What makes a good parent? Think about it. Perhaps you think it is spending quality time with your kids. Maybe it's making sure they have as many opportunities as possible to succeed. Perhaps it's a particularly hard season of life so just getting them fed, bathed, dressed and keeping them out of harms way is… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: Pressured to be perfect?
When I get a moment (they are few and far between, but few is still something, right?), I tuck into a book, read an article, come across a thought-provoking message and think, this needs to be shared. Ruth’s Roundup is a post released once a month where I will share with you some content I have been engaging… Continue reading Ruth’s Roundup – March 2022
Seeing the images of so many from Ukraine fleeing from the fighting and displaced from their homes is painful to see. Young children clinging to their weary care-givers, looking for somewhere safe to stay, leaving their home behind - it's hard to imagine, let alone write about. One story showed an 11-year-old boy who travelled… Continue reading A Refuge for Refugees
Hello from Wales! Our family relocated to Cardiff at the end of February which is why the blog has been unusually quiet for the last couple of weeks. It's so great to be back writing again. It's raining outside and the background noise is the sound of moving traffic on water. I am so thankful… Continue reading Life update: Welcome to Wales!