As I'm writing this, I'm recovering from Covid and have spent the day looking after my daughter who has also been unwell. Apart from having bone ache, a sore throat, a mild cough and a fever, it has not been too bad. For that, I am thankful. Yet, these illnesses that come upon our bodies… Continue reading Perspective in suffering
An interview with Andy Frost – author of ‘Long Story Short’
I was thrilled to interview author Andy Frost - his book 'Long Story Short' gets us thinking about our lives and how our individual stories are part of a bigger narrative. I wrote a review for it here which gives a little more information about it, but for now... it's over to Andy! Why did… Continue reading An interview with Andy Frost – author of ‘Long Story Short’
Long Story Short by Andy Frost – BOOK REVIEW
Andy Frost's 'Long Story Short' brings a fresh perspective at looking at our life story - by looking away from ourselves towards a much bigger story. He challenges us to think about the story that our lives are telling. How will we be remembered? Are we looking for a life of happiness, safety and… Continue reading Long Story Short by Andy Frost – BOOK REVIEW
The Mustard Seed Mum: Fighting Fear with Faith
Do it afraid. Courage is not the absence of fear, but going forward even when you feel afraid. I have heard these expressions a few times and it has become much more real as a mum. Actually, I think it started as a mum-to-be. I was afraid to give birth, but I had to do… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: Fighting Fear with Faith
Ropes, rocks and resurrection
Have you ever participated in a tug of war? I think the closest I have come to a tug of war is pulling a Christmas cracker in the hope that I will get the joke, the gift inside and the bigger bit of cracker. A full on tug of war is a 'sport that directly… Continue reading Ropes, rocks and resurrection
Facing fear with leaps of faith
What do trampolines, youth work and public speaking have in common? For myself, they have all at one point in my life conjured up a sense of fear. Laugh if you want to, but I am sure we all have different fears and I choose to share three of mine with you (yes, I have… Continue reading Facing fear with leaps of faith
What Does A Beetle & The 7/7 Bombings Have In Common?
Today I came face to face with my fears. I came across a giant beetle in the house, minding its own business. Normally, it is spiders in the house that instill fear within me. They get my heart racing. I sweat. I cry. I tremble. Turns out it's not just spiders. This beast of a… Continue reading What Does A Beetle & The 7/7 Bombings Have In Common?
Harry Potter and the Rise of the Radicals
The Harry Potter stories were part of my youth. Reading about a young boy who was a wizard named Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger inspired my imagination. Never once did I convert to the dark arts or worship any other God. I understand several Christians were apprehensive about this… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Rise of the Radicals
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