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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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The Mustard Seed Mum: A Letter to Special Needs Mothers

Dearly loved Mama, I may not be able to see you, but I so wish I could come over, make you a cup of tea, coffee or a beverage of your choosing, and just share life with you. The world is a scary place at times, but for us, we are championing our children in… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: A Letter to Special Needs Mothers

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The Mental Health Coal Mine

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

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I can’t get this song out of my head…

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…

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Ruth’s Roundup – April 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 – April 2022