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9 truths that quiet my soul in quarantine

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

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The God Who Sees Us

Have you ever felt unnoticed? Me too. In the day-to-day tasks of everyday life, especially in the busyness of being a parent, I have found myself at times wondering if what I do matters. Do I even matter? My thoughts, struggles, frustrations, joys and everything else about me at times feels lost under all the… Continue reading The God Who Sees Us

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4 Ways of Dealing with Disappointment

Writing this post is a little bit of therapy because I am still dealing with disappointment. It is not past tense 'dealt' with disappointment. It is a very present tense ordeal of 'dealing'. Last week saw a big blow to a writing project I had spent a lot of time on. It was a learning… Continue reading 4 Ways of Dealing with Disappointment

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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… Continue reading Unemployment – a short devotional 3

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An interview with Emma Scrivener – body image, identity, suffering and community

This is one of the most encouraging & inspiring conversations that I have been a part of and I am blessed to get to share it with you! Emma Scrivener who writes over at A New Name joined me to talk about her experience of having an eating disorder and how her view of God… Continue reading An interview with Emma Scrivener – body image, identity, suffering and community

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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… Continue reading I Thought There Would Be Cake by Katharine Welby-Roberts

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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… Continue reading You are loved.

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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… Continue reading Superhero or Saviour?

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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… Continue reading Long Story Short by Andy Frost – BOOK REVIEW

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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… Continue reading Blogumentary #2 – Where My Head Is At