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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Christmas Light

Looking out our kitchen window at night, I look at the house in the next street. They have a small Christmas tree perched on their upstairs windowsill. When it is dark, the lights on that tree shine so beautifully bright against a black backdrop. Seeing this light gives me joy and comfort – it is […]

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The Shadow

I’m going to try and keep this short. We’re all busy people these days, aren’t we? There’s so much I could say, but right now, I just don’t have the time or the right words to say. In a nutshell, I am experiencing my first recognisable battle in the mind. I say ‘recognisable’ because I […]

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Nabeel Qureshi’s Death (1983 – 2017): A Difficult Reflection

When speaker, author and apologist Nabeel Qureshi announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer, I felt compelled to write about it as soon as I had read it. You can read my blog post here:┬áNabeel Qureshi’s Cancer Diagnosis – A Morning Reflection. On Saturday September 16th 2017, Nabeel went to be with […]

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Hope When It Hurts – Book Review

‘Hope When It Hurts’ written by Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton is a book of biblical reflections on 2 Corinthians 4 and 5 to help understand God’s purposes in the midst of suffering. It points to the hope that God wants to give us; a hope in the middle of the hurt where God Himself […]

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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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A new song for the new year

This is my first post of 2017 and I am excited for the year ahead. Excitement usually justifies the use of an exclamation mark! Let me tell you a bit more… Two words that have been on my heart as I enter this year are: Simplicity and Expectancy. I want to live simply and┬álive in […]

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Nabeel Qureshi’s cancer diagnosis – a morning reflection

Sad news seems to have a habit of reaching me in the morning. I think it’s coincidence but I can’t help but notice the pattern. I remember my mum waking me in the morning to tell me that my Grandad had died. Flicking through Facebook like reading the morning newspaper, I read touching posts and […]

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Hope in a Heatwave

I love soothing Sunday moments. A quiet time of respite for the soul. This Sunday brought a welcome break from the darkness that I have encountered in the headlines this week. There was a baptism at church and the words spoken by the guy who got baptised moved me deeply. His wife’s faithful witness over […]

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Some Hope-filled Words…

  Graphic by Kerry Messer   #TheLoft   To Participate: 1. Be creative. We provide the topic. You feel free to use words, photos, video, audio, your family pet, whatever, to communicate on the weekly topic. 2. Listen twice as much. If you leave one link, visit two. 3. Be a community. Include #TheLoft graphic […]

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