The countdown to Christmas Day is well underway. Shopping, services and sugar are a very typical expectation for this time of year. I saw a church advertise that it's having five different variations of Christmas Carol services with different kind of music. I honestly don't know what to say to that. On the one hand,… Continue reading Dealing with Difficult Decembers
https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss Have you ever felt so hopeless that you have wailed? Sobbing uncontrollably as the tears fall. Groans from the very depths of the soul. At times, we may encounter deep trouble and sorrow. We cry out, longing for justice, healing, help, hope, in the midst of pain and great trial. The Bible says, 'May… Continue reading Lift up your voice
https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss 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… Continue reading What does time with God look like?
https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss 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… Continue reading Is there hope in suffering?
https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss It's been 20 years since the attacks on the World Trade Centres in New York. I had just turned 10 years old and I remember coming in the house after school to pictures of billowing smoke coming from the twin towers on the TV. Sirens sounding everywhere. Tears falling from distraught onlookers and the… Continue reading 20 Years on from 9/11 – What Can We Do?
I've only just started writing again, and now I'm disappearing? Well, not quite. You see, I have very limited time to write at the moment (being at home with young children does that), so I am trying to be a bit more organised! My blog will continue and I aim to post content here regularly.… Continue reading Be Right Back – on a blog break
https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss In the last few months I have spent some time in hospital as an inpatient. The first time I was in for just over two weeks in April for my stem cell transplant. The second was for a couple of days or so in June as I had pneumonia. As my immune system was… Continue reading 5 reflections from my hospital bed
https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss It's a Sunday afternoon with the clearest of blue skies, a breeze that rustles through the trees and the sense that this summer will be better than the last. Lockdowns became a catalyst for breakdowns of relationships, the mind, the body and much more. There was so much loss felt in 2020 by so… Continue reading The Hardest Post
It's almost June and it's week I-don't-know-what of the lockdown measures because of COVID-19. This has been a season of struggle and suffering for many. The 'norm' has been changed to a new normal. It's been months since we've been able to hug someone outside of our home. We have to give those we pass… Continue reading Unlocking the truth in lockdown
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall not be shaken. My salvation and my honour depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your… Continue reading 9 truths that quiet my soul in quarantine