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5 reflections from my hospital bed

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 weakened… Continue reading 5 reflections from my hospital bed

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The Mustard Seed Mum: When Mummy’s Sick

I'm not a mummy blogger with Pinterest boards of fun activities to do, Instagram stories of days out with my two little ones or a YouTuber with life advice on how to survive those early months and years. The Mustard Seed Mum is just my corner to reflect on motherhood and share it with anyone… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: When Mummy’s Sick

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Why Did You Doubt?

“Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”Elisabeth Elliot Christians are known for being people of faith who have confidence in God. Surely that trust in God is the antithesis of doubt, right? But what if it's God we are doubting? How can He be trusted if X, Y and Z is happening?… Continue reading Why Did You Doubt?

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The Hardest Post

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 many.… Continue reading The Hardest Post

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Unlocking the truth in lockdown

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

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When envy tries to wear you down

Her name is Envy. You might know her. She whispers in your ear that who you are and what you have is not enough. You need to be like someone else or go for what that other person has because it's what you really want. She seems to crop up online - or that has… Continue reading When envy tries to wear you down

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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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Hope for Hard Times

There is a lot of fear, panic, uncertainty and unknowns that we are experiencing in the face of the coronavirus epidemic. Many people are also rallying together in light of this situation to help their communities in new ways to ensure social distancing. And I personally am thanking all of those individuals who are working… Continue reading Hope for Hard Times

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Emma Watson’s Anxiety Rings True In Churches Too

Actress Emma Watson has shared in an interview with Vogue that she felt 'stressed and anxious' as her 30th birthday looms in April. Her reasons are reasons that I have personally felt and know others, both Christians and non-Christians, have also experienced. She shared: “If you have not built a home, if you do not… Continue reading Emma Watson’s Anxiety Rings True In Churches Too

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Changing direction

Autumn is here. The chill in the air, the darker evenings and, in my case, the desire to do some baking that includes a touch of cinnamon, has got me all cosy. Spice and all things nice, knitted jumpers, spiced apple scents and slipper socks. Welcome Autumn, with your beautiful, crisp, golden, orange leaf arrangements… Continue reading Changing direction