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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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: Nabeel 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 live 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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