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Christmas Light

Looking out our kitchen window at night, I look at the house in the next street. They have a small Christmas tree perched on their upstairs windowsill. When it is dark, the lights on that tree shine so beautifully bright against a black backdrop. Seeing this light gives me joy and comfort - it is… Continue reading Christmas Light

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An interview with Rachael Newham – self-harm, mental health and theology

It was fantastic to interview author Rachael Newham after having the opportunity to read her new book 'Learning to Breathe'. You can read my review here. She has been through the darkness of depression and writes from her experience which I believe has the potential to bless a lot of people and give them hope.… Continue reading An interview with Rachael Newham – self-harm, mental health and theology

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An interview with Emma Scrivener – body image, identity, suffering and community

This is one of the most encouraging & inspiring conversations that I have been a part of and I am blessed to get to share it with you! Emma Scrivener who writes over at A New Name joined me to talk about her experience of having an eating disorder and how her view of God… Continue reading An interview with Emma Scrivener – body image, identity, suffering and community

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Superhero or Saviour?

Yesterday, I accidentally coordinated my son's clothes into the colours of Superman. Red trousers and a blue top with the Superman 'S' on the front. All he was missing was the cape. It was pretty amusing that he was dressed up like this on the way to see the nurse. He had a minor allergic… Continue reading Superhero or Saviour?

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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… Continue reading The Shadow

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Letting Go

Have you got something in your life that you take ownership of - it's yours and you can't imagine giving it away or handing it over? Does the thought of losing something precious to you fill you with dread? How about trying to break a habit that you just can't seem to stop? I've been… Continue reading Letting Go

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Guest Blogger (Joel Clemence): Be Bold, Be Strong

Thought it would be awesome to have a guest blogger to share some insights and ideas on The Mustard Seed. Hoping to make this a regular occurrence, if I can find willing people to write! To start it off, I thought of no one better than my own husband - Joel. He is going to… Continue reading Guest Blogger (Joel Clemence): Be Bold, Be Strong

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A Letter To Halloween

Dear Halloween, Thank you for the invitation to your celebrations this evening. However, I regret to inform you that I must decline. Tonight you come on your annual visit to our neighbourhood. However, you seem to arrive earlier and earlier every year in our shops. Ghosts, witches, zombies, blood, spiders, vampires...Their costumes and props are… Continue reading A Letter To Halloween