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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

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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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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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Ruth’s Roundup – January 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 – January 2022

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GUEST POST – Unexpectedly Alone: When an Instamum Hits the Skids

I'm very excited to welcome author Ruth Leigh to the blog to share a little about her two brilliant novels, The Diary of Isabella M Smugge and The Trials of Isabella Smugge, and all the joys and heartache that real, honest motherhood and parenting bring! By Ruth Leigh A couple of years ago, the answer… Continue reading GUEST POST – Unexpectedly Alone: When an Instamum Hits the Skids

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7 Tips For Writers Starting Out

https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss Thinking about giving writing a go? Perhaps you used to love writing, but just haven't done it for a while. Maybe you are looking for a new hobby or a side hustle to make some extra money. The reasons we write are many and varied. Here are a few tips that I have found… Continue reading 7 Tips For Writers Starting Out

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Be Right Back – on a blog break

I've only just started writing again, and now I'm disappearing? Well, not quite. You see, I have very limited time to write at the moment (being at home with young children does that), so I am trying to be a bit more organised! My blog will continue and I aim to post content here regularly.… Continue reading Be Right Back – on a blog break

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Waiting for words because they matter

Do you know someone who always knows the right thing to say at the right time? Maybe you know someone who always manages to say the wrong thing. Words matter. Whether we speak them out or write them down. Even when we say nothing, that speaks volumes too. Many people will use words to motivate… Continue reading Waiting for words because they matter

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An Interview with Bonnie S. Hirst – On Surviving Her Daughter’s Life Sentence

Hi Bonnie - welcome to the blog and thank you so much for coming to share your story today. How did you come to faith in Jesus? The summer of my sixth-grade year, I attended a church camp and while singing Kum Ba Ya around the campfire, I accepted Christ into my life. I felt… Continue reading An Interview with Bonnie S. Hirst – On Surviving Her Daughter’s Life Sentence

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Decade Done, 2019 Fun

It's the last day of 2019, so I thought I would share a few highlights of the decade and think about some of the blessings that this year has brought! Also, there will be some changes to this blog in 2020 - praying through the details at the moment! The blog has changed a lot… Continue reading Decade Done, 2019 Fun