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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When Good Friday Doesn’t Seem Good

Hot cross buns have been toasted and eaten. The church service was amazing – there was a goat and it peed in the aisle (more on the goat later). Across the country, many are celebrating Good Friday. As Christians we remember that Jesus Christ died a horrible death by crucifixion. Doesn’t sound good does it? […]

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The Mustard Seed Mum: What I’m Learning

I am learning a lot about being a mum. Or I think I am. Everyone has their own way of being a parent and puts their stamp on things. There’s lots of trial and error involved. For me, a lot of head scratching and confused looks as I try and figure my beautiful boy out. […]

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The Brokenness That Makes Me Brave

In some ways I am a bit of a perfectionist. I like everything to have its place. There needs to be some sort of order to chaos. I get uncomfortable when things seem to go outside of my control. Having a baby means a lot of stuff gets left undone. Tasks I set myself go […]

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Is Hell For Real? by Erik Raymond – Book Review

The latest book in the ‘Questions Christians Ask’ book series ‘Is Hell For Real? And other questions about judgment, eternity and the God of love’ is a topic that I have grappled with time and again. This book – actually any Christian book on the subject of hell – makes for uncomfortable reading. However, as […]

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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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Giving beyond #GivingTuesday

I love the idea of #GivingTuesday. Following the consumerism of Black Friday into the weekend and Cyber Monday (the online equivalent to Black Friday), #GivingTuesday is exactly that – giving Tuesday. A day to give rather than receive. Starting in the United States in 2012, it encourages people to give their time and money to […]

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Why The Carpenters Got It Wrong About ‘Rainy Days and Mondays’

Have you ever wandered aimlessly somewhere just because you could? Today I decided to do that. It was pouring down with rain and I wanted to ‘test-drive’ this umbrella that I recently purchased. I feel like a child sitting in a pushchair with one of those rain covers over it. Weird I know. But I […]

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Pardon my Poetry

Writing this I feel numb. The words I write don’t seem to come. Watching loved ones suffer some more, I am tempted to close the door. Lock it shut. Lock it tight. I don’t have the strength to stand and fight. The tears roll down, I just don’t care. I feel guilty as they share. […]

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Nabeel Qureshi’s cancer diagnosis – a morning reflection

Sad news seems to have a habit of reaching me in the morning. I think it’s coincidence but I can’t help but notice the pattern. I remember my mum waking me in the morning to tell me that my Grandad had died. Flicking through Facebook like reading the morning newspaper, I read touching posts and […]

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