5 of my cancer posts for World Cancer Day 2019

It’s been almost a decade since I was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. A lot has happened in that time. The fact that I can reflect about the experience and have been in remission for this long is something I am very thankful for. Life is precious. Someone very close to me is going through another […]

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Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler – Book Review

If you want to read a book about a brave woman with an incredible sense of humour in the face of deep suffering, Kate Bowler will deliver. Her memoir is a powerful retelling of her battle with Stage IV colon cancer that she was diagnosed with at 35. She tells it like it is, bringing […]

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The Shadow

I’m going to try and keep this short. We’re all busy people these days, aren’t we? There’s so much I could say, but right now, I just don’t have the time or the right words to say. In a nutshell, I am experiencing my first recognisable battle in the mind. I say ‘recognisable’ because I […]

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Nabeel Qureshi’s Death (1983 – 2017): A Difficult Reflection

When speaker, author and apologist Nabeel Qureshi announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer, I felt compelled to write about it as soon as I had read it. You can read my blog post here: Nabeel Qureshi’s Cancer Diagnosis – A Morning Reflection. On Saturday September 16th 2017, Nabeel went to be with […]

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Blogumentary #1: A New Chapter in a Bigger Story

  It is just under two weeks until the due date of my first baby so my mind has been everywhere. My world is going to be completely transformed as I do my best in adjusting to being a new mum in the coming weeks. Will I be able to sit at my desk and […]

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Nabeel Qureshi’s cancer diagnosis – a morning reflection

Sad news seems to have a habit of reaching me in the morning. I think it’s coincidence but I can’t help but notice the pattern. I remember my mum waking me in the morning to tell me that my Grandad had died. Flicking through Facebook like reading the morning newspaper, I read touching posts and […]

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Why I Celebrate Christmas

On Sunday 2oth December, on the fourth Sunday of Advent, I was asked to share my testimony – my journey as a Christian – at the Carols by Candlelight service at my church. If anyone knows me well, public speaking does not come so easy for me. My legs turn to jelly. My mouth dries […]

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Ruth the Writer

My blog has been silent for a few weeks now. The busyness of life has crept in once more. I find myself able to take a few minutes to type a few thoughts down on this grey November morning. What has been going on in my life that has kept me from the joy of […]

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Cancer, Cardiac Arrest and Continued Faith

There are some things (more like many things) that I just don’t understand about life. I know that I am not alone in thinking this. We all get thrown curve balls. Perhaps in our jobs, our health, our relationships, our faith among other things. Stuff just doesn’t work out how we imagined it would. I […]

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Stephen Fry and his God Dialogue

Never did I think I would ever be so bold as to challenge the brilliant mind and interesting words of Stephen Fry. Let’s just say it got personal? (Haha.) I like to consider, think and write about topics in the news that concern God and faith. Hence there is a section of my blog focused on […]

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