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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Christmas Light

Looking out our kitchen window at night, I look at the house in the next street. They have a small Christmas tree perched on their upstairs windowsill. When it is dark, the lights on that tree shine so beautifully bright against a black backdrop. Seeing this light gives me joy and comfort – it is […]

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Unshakeable hope in turbulent times

It’s been a quiet few weeks which has been welcome. I’ve rearranged the living room furniture, read a few more books and have been spending time thinking of ideas and direction for my writing. One of the books that I have been working through is ’21 Servants of Sovereign Joy’ by John Piper. It’s a […]

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Love Came Down At Christmas by Sinclair B. Ferguson – BOOK REVIEW

I wanted to get a review of this book out before Advent begins to give you a chance to get hold of a copy! Sinclair B. Ferguson doesn’t focus on the well-known nativity that we might expect for an advent reading. He focuses on another well-known passage of the Bible that many of us will […]

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Stepping out of a portaloo

It was a blessing to attend the Global Leadership Summit in Bristol, a video-cast of speakers sharing their experience on different aspects of leadership. It was a day out for me away from my son for a whole day for the first time too which was bittersweet! I wrote down notes and was blessed by […]

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An interview with Lirika Davis – cultures, communication and Christ

I am so overjoyed that Lirika Davis has joined me on the blog this week. We first met through the Stilettos Conference in Plymouth and I was captivated by her words of encouragement and love for Christ. Lirika is a wonderful friend, a great speaker and a gifted writer and I hope that today’s post […]

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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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An interview with Nicci Maxwell – medical mission and crossing cultures

You don’t want to miss this interview – it’s an eye-opener to medical care in a place of poverty in contrast to the NHS, it will challenge you to build bridges with those who believe differently to you and that big topic of ‘god and suffering’ is covered by an experienced neonatologist who has seen […]

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