More > Direction by Ayo & Ruth Afolabi – BOOK REVIEW

As a Type-A personality kind of a person, I like to have plans, organisation and a general idea of where things are going. To have a short book on having a direction for life appealed to me, although, the authors state that if you picked it up ‘hoping it would have all the answers, a […]

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The Suitcase

It’s been a tough couple of days. The depression lifted for quite some time but decided to rear it’s ugly head yesterday. After a wonderful women’s retreat on Saturday with much praise, worship and reflection and getting a chance to share some of my story, I should have prepared myself for the valley after the […]

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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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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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Slowing down, not keeping up

Many of you will not know this, but I have been struggling with persistent low moods, worry and anxiety for several months. I have found myself getting angry and irritable at some pretty silly things and have had several days where I have felt completely overwhelmed. This week, after much toing and froing, I paid […]

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My Greatest Adventure

Empty supermarket shelves, low water pressure, uncollected bins… turns out we are not built for snow in this part of the world! We ran out of bread and milk and apparently everyone had the same idea because we couldn’t get either for a couple of days and all the long-life milk had gone too. Walking […]

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A life of verbs

Quick! Come and join me and let us escape the hustle and bustle of life. I have stolen a few minutes from my day to press these keys once more and type. Life goes from one thing to the next and kind of blursĀ into one long schedule. Today, I got joy from hanging up some […]

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Bursting the bubble

It’s a grim place to be standing on the fringes of the faith I profess. I am tired of going through the motions. I can’t pretend that I am content with staying in a bubble of belief where everyone can see me, but I feel trapped and unable to breathe. Have I gone crazy? Am […]

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The Day I Became An Ice Cream

‘I don’t think I can cope with anymore changes.’ These were the words a family friend spoke to me recently as they were going through some challenging changes in their life. Transitions can be tough. It’s the start of a new academic year, a new season as autumn greets us with darker, cooler mornings and […]

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Hope in a Heatwave

I love soothing Sunday moments. A quiet time of respite for the soul. This Sunday brought a welcome break from the darkness that I have encountered in the headlines this week. There was a baptism at church and the words spoken by the guy who got baptised moved me deeply. His wife’s faithful witness over […]

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