5 glimpses of hope in despair

Have you ever had one of those moments in life that could have been lifted from a movie? A couple of days ago I was feeling incredibly low – the worst I had felt in a while – and went for a walk. It had been a pretty grey day but had stayed mostly dry. […]

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Welcome Twenty Nineteen

Happy New Year! I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and celebrated the New Year in a way that brought you joy. The end of 2018 for me was one of struggle. I felt a bit deflated in my writing, in my faith and in some of my relationships with others. I am not […]

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Unshakeable hope in turbulent times

It’s been a quiet few weeks which has been welcome. I’ve rearranged the living room furniture, read a few more books and have been spending time thinking of ideas and direction for my writing. One of the books that I have been working through is ’21 Servants of Sovereign Joy’ by John Piper. It’s a […]

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Cycling Out of the Comfort Zone by Charles Guilhamon – BOOK REVIEW

This is SPCK’s pick of the month for their book club – I have been reading it throughout the month of October and it has been one wild ride… As someone who has travelled independently on a gap year, studied Geography with International Relations and loves to meet different people, this book really appealed to […]

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An interview with Sarah Yardley – Cornwall, Creation Fest and Christianese

Tell us how you came from California to Cornwall! I started coming to the UK in the summer of 2009 and I came over every summer between 2009 and 2014. Over the course of that time I developed some phenomenal relationships, friendships and never envisioned myself living here, but really loved the people. In the […]

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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. […]

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An interview with Joel Preston – leadership, youth work and discipleship

It was great to catch up with Joel Preston who I met during my training year with South West Youth Ministries. We talked about his heart for young people, leading well and gave some top tips along the way. Thanks for joining us here Joel! Tell us a bit about you! (your faith journey, background […]

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An interview with Jo Swinney – belonging, writing and mental health

  This week Jo Swinney joins me as we talk about her writing journey, explore the meaning of ‘home’ and what has helped her through times of depression. You can read my book review of ‘Home: The Quest to Belong’ here. Happy reading! Tell us a bit about you – your background, your journey to […]

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An interview with author Kathryn Hitchins – writing, ethics and illness

Tell us a little about you – your life, your writing and your faith journey. I was born into a Christian family and believed and trusted in Jesus from a very young age, possibly from around four years old. I grew up going to Sunday school and Girl Crusaders and attending church holiday clubs and […]

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An interview with Nicci Maxwell – medical mission and crossing cultures

You don’t want to miss this interview – it’s an eye-opener to medical care in a place of poverty in contrast to the NHS, it will challenge you to build bridges with those who believe differently to you and that big topic of ‘god and suffering’ is covered by an experienced neonatologist who has seen […]

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