The countdown to Christmas Day is well underway. Shopping, services and sugar are a very typical expectation for this time of year. I saw a church advertise that it's having five different variations of Christmas Carol services with different kind of music. I honestly don't know what to say to that. On the one hand,… Continue reading Dealing with Difficult Decembers
An interview with Abby Ball – author of Contemplating Christmas
Super excited to welcome author Abby Ball onto the blog today as we celebrate the release of her new book 'Contemplating Christmas'. It's a beautiful Advent devotional for those who may find Christmas and the build up to it a difficult time. But don't take my word for it... come and meet the author! Can… Continue reading An interview with Abby Ball – author of Contemplating Christmas
One Thing Is Necessary
Isn't that just one of the best lines ever? If my life was simplified to just one thing rather than the countless other things that demand my attention, what a blissful life that would be. I don't know about you, but I crave a simple, quiet life with plenty of moments to 'just be'. I… Continue reading One Thing Is Necessary
Perspective in suffering
As I'm writing this, I'm recovering from Covid and have spent the day looking after my daughter who has also been unwell. Apart from having bone ache, a sore throat, a mild cough and a fever, it has not been too bad. For that, I am thankful. Yet, these illnesses that come upon our bodies… Continue reading Perspective in suffering
The Blog is Back
Welcome back to The Mustard Seed - the blog that I have been crafting since 2011. I had a break over the summer to think and pray about the next steps of my writing. Of course, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away during this time, so I popped back to write a reflective piece… Continue reading The Blog is Back
A Royal Remembered: Queen Elizabeth II Promoted to Glory
Image by WikiImages from Pixabay Like many of you, I found out the deeply sad news of the death of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II on the 8th September 2022. As a writer, my immediate reaction is to process this enormous void and difficult change with words. In my heart, I feel a deep… Continue reading A Royal Remembered: Queen Elizabeth II Promoted to Glory
Stopping for Summer
I have decided to take a break from blogging and podcasting for the next few weeks. It's not an easy decision, but it's needed for several reasons. I'm still writing. Please pray as I seek God's help and wisdom. Thank you for your encouragement and support. May Jesus be glorified whatever the next steps look… Continue reading Stopping for Summer
Stop. Look. Listen. Live.
Can you imagine for a moment that you are unable to see or hear anything? In order to navigate through life, you would have to trust those around you to be your eyes and ears. If you tried to do everything without any help, you would be stumbling in the dark and in danger from… Continue reading Stop. Look. Listen. Live.
The Queen’s Hope
As many celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's 70-year reign this weekend, I thought it fitting to write about her hope and faith in Jesus Christ. During the pandemic, many looked to the Queen to deliver a message of hope for what seemed a very hopeless time for the nation when the country was in lockdown… Continue reading The Queen’s Hope
Ruth’s Roundup – May 2022
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 – May 2022
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