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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… Continue reading 5 reflections from my hospital bed

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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… Continue reading Why Did You Doubt?

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Waiting for words because they matter

Do you know someone who always knows the right thing to say at the right time? Maybe you know someone who always manages to say the wrong thing. Words matter. Whether we speak them out or write them down. Even when we say nothing, that speaks volumes too. Many people will use words to motivate… Continue reading Waiting for words because they matter

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New life from death The flowerpots from last year that once housed beautiful blooms have now grown weeds. As I was sat one afternoon journalling in the sunshine, I glanced at those dead plants. I remembered earlier that week looking out of the window at the sparrows that would fly down to the pots. They would grab the… Continue reading New life from death

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What Real Success Looks Like

Success started in the classroom. When I came home from school with certificates, it felt good. Throughout school I wanted to do well and was ready to take on whatever challenge I could academically. This desire to achieve continued through university where I graduated with a First Class honours degree. It felt like I could… Continue reading What Real Success Looks Like

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Thoughts On Prayer

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? Corrie ten Boom Prayer is a conversation with God. It's as simple as that. Jesus went to quiet, isolated places to pray to His Father. Many times I find that my most powerful times in conversation with God are when I get to be alone. Through… Continue reading Thoughts On Prayer

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8 Years of Blogging

WordPress have congratulated me for blogging for 8 years today. What. A. Journey. I thought I'd do a little interview with myself for those who don't know much about this little space of mine. I hope it doesn't come across as narcissistic... How did this blog start? To think that I started this blog to… Continue reading 8 Years of Blogging

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In the hidden places

I have potted some plants and one of the flowers I chose to plan were marigolds. After I had already potted them, I remembered what happened to them last year - the slugs loved them. They didn't last that long and it was a shame. However, the slugs have thus far left them alone and… Continue reading In the hidden places

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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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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.… Continue reading 5 glimpses of hope in despair