A lot of my time is spent lost in my thoughts which is also part of the territory as a writer. I have had a lot of dreams - some that have come to life and others that have fizzled out. There have also been those dreams that have been put on the shelf for… Continue reading The time is now
Have you got something in your life that you take ownership of - it's yours and you can't imagine giving it away or handing it over? Does the thought of losing something precious to you fill you with dread? How about trying to break a habit that you just can't seem to stop? I've been… Continue reading Letting Go
It's a mad world. The digital age has made it possible to access news like never before. Sadly, a lot of the news that I digest digitally is bleak. Football hooliganism, the death of YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie, the Orlando shooting at the LGBT nightclub, Westboro Baptist Church spilling out hate in response to the… Continue reading Real Love in the face of hate.
Welcome to Week 2 of The Loft ~ A Wednesday Link-Up! Come on up! Graphic by Kerry Messer #TheLoft You will find my Week Two post and the linky tool at the bottom, but first, may I remind you how The Loft Link-Up works? The Loft is a place for conversation, community, networking, and Christian… Continue reading The Loft Week 2: The Place I Call Home
An elderly lady sat in front of me in church yesterday. She had in her left hand the notice sheet for the service in large print. In her right hand, she gripped a magnifying glass. Every letter illuminated. Words clear as crystal. It was so clear that even I could appreciate it! I had never… Continue reading The ‘Nano Bible’ and the Metaphorical Magnifying Glass
As a response to the growing persecution globally of the Christian faith and followers of Christ, I have felt led to write a short series on Christian Martyrdom. Remember, I am not a theologian and this is not meant to be a piece of academic prose. I am merely a curious child of the Living… Continue reading Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #4: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Looking around my church, I see people. Lots of people. The more I look around I think of how I don't know half of them - maybe even over half (but that's a blog post for another day). I think I recognise that family over there - maybe. Despite feeling like a small fish in… Continue reading Will We Practise What We Preach?
I had an operation today. It was a minor day operation under general anesthetic. I feel pretty tired, but I didn't sleep very well last night. This is the third operation that I have had and it's not pretty. Basically, I have had a pilonidal sinus that has kept getting infected. Today (hopefully), the sinus… Continue reading Grace in the Incision
It is such a beautiful moment to spend time with friends. They can encourage, uplift, wipe away the tears from your eyes, share in your joy, laugh with you, be honest and truthful to you. Friendship is a wonderful blessing. I am thankful for the times when I have been able to have many moments… Continue reading True Friendship
Are you happy? Here are some stats from 2014: "WIN/Gallup International’s annual global End of Year survey shows that happiness is on the rise"... 70% of people worldwide say they are happy Africa appears to be the happiest with 83% being content Western Europe looks pretty unhappy with 11% responding that they are happy, or very… Continue reading Clap Along… Because I’m Happy