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When envy tries to wear you down

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

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Emma Watson’s Anxiety Rings True In Churches Too

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

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Thoughts On Prayer

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

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Billy Graham and Bunsen burners

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

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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.… Continue reading 5 glimpses of hope in despair

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

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The Mustard Seed Mum: What I’m Learning

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

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It’s snow time!

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!

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Blogumentary #2 – Where My Head Is At

It's two days until due date. I took a nap on the sofa this afternoon. It turns out going to the loo several times a night and walking to Aldi to get some shopping is enough to make my body stop. I manage to do chores but all I want to do right now is… Continue reading Blogumentary #2 – Where My Head Is At

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Blogumentary #1: A New Chapter in a Bigger Story

  It is just under two weeks until the due date of my first baby so my mind has been everywhere. My world is going to be completely transformed as I do my best in adjusting to being a new mum in the coming weeks. Will I be able to sit at my desk and… Continue reading Blogumentary #1: A New Chapter in a Bigger Story