What does time with God look like? How can we know Him? Over the years, I have been the queen of excuses regarding the time I intentionally spend with God. I've said 'life is busy, I don't understand what I'm reading in the Bible, I'm too tired, I'm distracted' and so on. However, I have… Continue reading What does time with God look like?
I saw an Instagram post from a Christian I follow who has entered remission from a cancer that she had. Like me, she has a young child and has not had an easy time. However, she recently returned to work as a nurse and was very understandably happy to be back to it. In her… Continue reading Is there hope in suffering?
Her name is Envy. You might know her. She whispers in your ear that who you are and what you have is not enough. You need to be like someone else or go for what that other person has because it's what you really want. She seems to crop up online - or that has… Continue reading When envy tries to wear you down
Actress Emma Watson has shared in an interview with Vogue that she felt 'stressed and anxious' as her 30th birthday looms in April. Her reasons are reasons that I have personally felt and know others, both Christians and non-Christians, have also experienced. She shared: “If you have not built a home, if you do not… Continue reading Emma Watson’s Anxiety Rings True In Churches Too
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? Corrie ten Boom Prayer is a conversation with God. It's as simple as that. Jesus went to quiet, isolated places to pray to His Father. Many times I find that my most powerful times in conversation with God are when I get to be alone. Through… Continue reading Thoughts On Prayer
It's been one year ago today since Billy Graham went to be with Jesus. I remember the day well - the sense of loss, the impact that it had on the church and the world, and the countless stories of how his ministry reached millions. I wanted to write something that day, but I was… Continue reading Billy Graham and Bunsen burners
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.… Continue reading 5 glimpses of hope in despair
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… Continue reading An interview with Sarah Yardley – Cornwall, Creation Fest and Christianese
I am learning a lot about being a mum. Or I think I am. Everyone has their own way of being a parent and puts their stamp on things. There's lots of trial and error involved. For me, a lot of head scratching and confused looks as I try and figure my beautiful boy out.… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: What I’m Learning
As I type, I watch the beautiful snowflakes fall like icing sugar, dusting the view from the front of the house. Wind catches it, causing it to blow here and there before finally landing on the pure white ground. The car is covered in what looks like rolled icing. I love sugar - can you… Continue reading It’s snow time!