Writing this I feel numb. The words I write don't seem to come. Watching loved ones suffer some more, I am tempted to close the door. Lock it shut. Lock it tight. I don't have the strength to stand and fight. The tears roll down, I just don't care. I feel guilty as they share.… Continue reading Pardon my Poetry
I love soothing Sunday moments. A quiet time of respite for the soul. This Sunday brought a welcome break from the darkness that I have encountered in the headlines this week. There was a baptism at church and the words spoken by the guy who got baptised moved me deeply. His wife's faithful witness over… Continue reading Hope in a Heatwave
It's a mad world. The digital age has made it possible to access news like never before. Sadly, a lot of the news that I digest digitally is bleak. Football hooliganism, the death of YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie, the Orlando shooting at the LGBT nightclub, Westboro Baptist Church spilling out hate in response to the… Continue reading Real Love in the face of hate.
I woke up to this headline (click to read it): People of no religion outnumber Christians in England and Wales The Church of England are thinking about this: https://twitter.com/c_of_e/status/735002421479378945 That got me thinking about revival - today. What does revival look like in our country where the statistics look bleak for Christians? Revival is not...… Continue reading Rend To Revival
This series on my blog will examine The Highway Code in a unique and fun way. It borrows some of the signs and signals found in the driver's bible 'The Highway Code' and it will twist them in a lighthearted way to examine this road map we call life. I have chosen to call it… Continue reading The Higher Way Code
I write this post with a heavy heart. Speaking to someone close to me, I listened to the hurts, the struggles, the frustrations, the pain that they have been experiencing. They have become weary, close to giving up and overcome with a sense of hopelessness. The many situations they face on a daily basis has… Continue reading Scars
Most of us would have played with a shape sorter at some point in our lives. As tiny tots we tried to push the different shapes into the holes. We gradually noticed that there was one shape for one hole. Trial and error helped us to figure that out. As my 24th birthday approaches, I… Continue reading Lessons from a Shape Sorter
Free falling from a plane sounds like a terrifying experience at the best of times unless you like that adrenaline rush. Imagine, however, that the parachute attached to you was faulty. You couldn't open it and you were falling. Falling. Falling. I couldn't imagine what would be racing through my mind at this point. Could… Continue reading Rescuing the Red Devil
Have you ever seen a street preacher? Some carry signs that say 'Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near'. Others hand out leaflets or offer healing on the street. I have seen a few who threaten the general public with the prospect of hell if they don't accept Christ (with a smile and a… Continue reading Manic Street Preachers.
How long can you hold a grudge? Have you ever been hurt so much by someone or something that you have found it hard to forgive? Perhaps you have yet to forgive someone. My #OneWord for 2015 is reconciliation and I am struggling at the moment with this word. I am not sure reconciliation can… Continue reading Wrestling With Forgiveness