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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 happening?… Continue reading Why Did You Doubt?

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

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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?… Continue reading When Good Friday Doesn’t Seem Good

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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.… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: What I’m Learning

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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… Continue reading The Brokenness That Makes Me Brave

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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… Continue reading Is Hell For Real? by Erik Raymond – Book Review

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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… Continue reading Bursting the bubble

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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… Continue reading Giving beyond #GivingTuesday

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

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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.… Continue reading Pardon my Poetry