Unemployment – a short devotional 3

I started writing a devotional when I was going through unemployment after university in 2014. It was very challenging for me and I still wrestle with my identity being wrapped up in ‘what I do’ at times. I had only written it for seven days, but thought I would share it here to maybe encourage someone […]

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I Thought There Would Be Cake by Katharine Welby-Roberts

I am delighted to review ‘I Thought There Would Be Cake‘ by Katharine Welby-Roberts for the SPCK Book Club this month. With ‘cake’ in the title, I was immediately interested… Katharine invites the reader on a journey through some of life’s challenges that can make us doubt our self-worth. The title reflects how life doesn’t […]

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You are loved.

Standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes and watching the soap bubbles slide down the plates, I had a thought. This is probably the most helpful and comforting thought that has really left its mark on me recently. I am so loved by God – whether I am doing the dishes or achieving a […]

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Superhero or Saviour?

Yesterday, I accidentally coordinated my son’s clothes into the colours of Superman. Red trousers and a blue top with the Superman ‘S’ on the front. All he was missing was the cape. It was pretty amusing that he was dressed up like this on the way to see the nurse. He had a minor allergic […]

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Long Story Short by Andy Frost – BOOK REVIEW

  Andy Frost’s ‘Long Story Short’ brings a fresh perspective at looking at our life story – by looking away from ourselves towards a much bigger story. He challenges us to think about the story that our lives are telling. How will we be remembered? Are we looking for a life of happiness, safety and […]

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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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Home: The Quest to Belong by Jo Swinney – Book Review

Jo Swinney takes us on a journey to examine what ‘home’ is and I had never considered how many different ways the idea of ‘home’ could be explored until reading this fascinating book. It is clear that Jo has wrestled with the concept of home on many levels, having traveled extensively throughout her life. She […]

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A-Levels: What Next?

Today is A Level Results Day. For those of my friends overseas that may not be familiar with it, A Levels are qualifications undertaken by 16-18 year old students as a means of furthering their education and opening a gateway to university. It is a pretty important day and I remember it well, especially all […]

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Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #1

Writing on the subject of martyrdom is a grand feat and it is a topic that I have felt compelled to examine. With frequent stories of ISIS persecuting and executing people because of their faith, it seems like an appropriate time to look back at those who were martyred for their faith in the bible […]

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