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20 Years on from 9/11 – What Can We Do?

It's been 20 years since the attacks on the World Trade Centres in New York. I had just turned 10 years old and I remember coming in the house after school to pictures of billowing smoke coming from the twin towers on the TV. Sirens sounding everywhere. Tears falling from distraught onlookers and the shock… Continue reading 20 Years on from 9/11 – What Can We Do?

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The Mustard Seed Mum: When Mummy’s Sick

I'm not a mummy blogger with Pinterest boards of fun activities to do, Instagram stories of days out with my two little ones or a YouTuber with life advice on how to survive those early months and years. The Mustard Seed Mum is just my corner to reflect on motherhood and share it with anyone… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: When Mummy’s Sick

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The Hardest Post

It's a Sunday afternoon with the clearest of blue skies, a breeze that rustles through the trees and the sense that this summer will be better than the last. Lockdowns became a catalyst for breakdowns of relationships, the mind, the body and much more. There was so much loss felt in 2020 by so many.… Continue reading The Hardest Post

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Unlocking the truth in lockdown

It's almost June and it's week I-don't-know-what of the lockdown measures because of COVID-19. This has been a season of struggle and suffering for many. The 'norm' has been changed to a new normal. It's been months since we've been able to hug someone outside of our home. We have to give those we pass… Continue reading Unlocking the truth in lockdown

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

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Is Hell For Real? by Erik Raymond – Book Review

The latest book in the 'Questions Christians Ask' book series 'Is Hell For Real? And other questions about judgment, eternity and the God of love' is a topic that I have grappled with time and again. This book - actually any Christian book on the subject of hell - makes for uncomfortable reading. However, as… Continue reading Is Hell For Real? by Erik Raymond – Book Review

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Brussels: Hope This Easter

Like many, I woke up to the news that there had been deadly explosions in Brussels. Two at the airport. One at the metro station near the heart of the European Union. Isis have claimed responsibility. Another coordinated attack. Paris attacks come swiftly back to mind. Fear is trying to get a foothold. Its grip… Continue reading Brussels: Hope This Easter

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The Higher Way Code – No Overtaking

Have you seen comedian Michael McIntyre talk about overtaking farm traffic? He describes the experience of wanting to overtake a tractor and and entering the 'death lane' by driving into oncoming traffic. Nobody wants to drive into oncoming traffic. You wait for the straight bit of road and edge out and then edge back in… Continue reading The Higher Way Code – No Overtaking

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Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #5: The 21

As a response to the growing persecution globally of the Christian faith and followers of Christ, I have felt led to write a short series on Christian Martyrdom. Remember, I am not a theologian and this is not meant to be a piece of academic prose. I am merely a curious child of the Living… Continue reading Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #5: The 21

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Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #3: In the News – Archbishop Oscar Romero

As a response to the growing persecution globally of the Christian faith and followers of Christ, I have felt led to write a short series on Christian Martyrdom. Remember, I am not a theologian and this is not meant to be a piece of academic prose. I am merely a curious child of the Living… Continue reading Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #3: In the News – Archbishop Oscar Romero