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 […]

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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. […]

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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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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bursting the bubble

It’s a grim place to be standing on the fringes of the faith I profess. I am tired of going through the motions. I can’t pretend that I am content with staying in a bubble of belief where everyone can see me, but I feel trapped and unable to breathe. Have I gone crazy? Am […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Grumble About Your Emails

My little segment of space on the internet has been quiet. I guess my thoughts have been pretty quiet which is unusual for me. A couple of nights ago I made the mistake of having coffee before bed. I watched as my friends ordered decaf at the restaurant we were at, and I somehow convinced […]

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Transformation: TAG Conference 2016

Let me tell you a story. The 25th-26th October was the third annual TAG Conference, my first experience of TAG and I hope it will not be my last. It was absolutely brilliant. Me and three young people who come to some of the youth groups at church went to Tiverton in Devon for two days […]

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