Looking at the floor, I see my feet walking forward. Watching my steps I enjoy the beat of music filling my ears. It's dark. As the cold night air wraps itself around me, I look up. A full, golden moon is straight ahead, casting its light. Showtime. The outline of the grey clouds become a… Continue reading Lift up your eyes
It seems that mothers and babies are labelled as soon as possible. Breast-feeder or bottle-feeder? Cloth nappies (diapers for my American readers!) or disposable ones? Dummy (pacifier!) or no dummy? We make decisions for these tiny humans and then get asked about it, compare ourselves (and our children) to others and spend half the time… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: Can we agree to disagree?
Every scar tells a story. Something happened to create it. When we think about scars, we may think about physical ones. Cuts from self-harm. Stitches from surgery. Marks that happened to us accidentally. Some we cannot recall ourselves. 'How did that happen?' we wonder, but we can't remember the details. Other scars leave a lasting… Continue reading The scars matter
Thanks for stopping by at the start of a brand new year. There's often a sense of hope at the start of the year, isn't there? There's a clean slate ahead - a wide open road. Although nothing spectacular may have changed between December 31st and January 1st, we treat the start of the new… Continue reading How can I help you in 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 – December 2021
Firstly, Merry Christmas! Today, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus in our home, as well as the usual traditions of stockings, gifts, and a sensational Christmas lunch. It's hard to believe that this time last year our hearts were heavy. A potential cancer diagnosis loomed with all of the uncertainty, I had two very… Continue reading Joy to the world?
It's a week to go until Christmas Day. In the build up to Christmas, our attention seems to be here, there and everywhere. Everyone may celebrate differently, and for some, they may not celebrate at all. Regardless of what Christmas Day means to you, I can guarantee you'll be drawn in. The question is: what… Continue reading What are you looking at this Christmas?
Published by The Good Book Company (November 2021) Alistair Begg's new devotional is biblically solid, rich in wisdom and immensely practical. Each day is a reflective and relevant thought based on a verse of Scripture and written in a clear, down-to-earth way. What I love about Alistair as a speaker and writer is his ability… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Truth for Life by Alistair Begg
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 – November 2021
Published by Christian Focus (May 2021) This book has to be one of the best I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. Perhaps it is because it speaks so tenderly and compassionately to the weary, fragile soul. Maybe it is because it's beautifully written and is accompanied with sketched illustrations by Rebekah Lesan… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Certain Brightness by Philippa Ruth Wilson