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Nabeel Qureshi’s Death (1983 – 2017): A Difficult Reflection

When speaker, author and apologist Nabeel Qureshi announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer, I felt compelled to write about it as soon as I had read it. You can read my blog post here:┬áNabeel Qureshi's Cancer Diagnosis - A Morning Reflection. On Saturday September 16th 2017, Nabeel went to be with… Continue reading Nabeel Qureshi’s Death (1983 – 2017): A Difficult Reflection

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Crying out for a new song

Can you hear my cry? It feels as if you are silent. Do you notice the anguish of the ones I love? It looks like they have been forgotten. Do you look on as one challenge piles onto another challenge, and then turn your face away? It seems as if you may be preoccupied whilst… Continue reading Crying out for a new song

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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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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

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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… Continue reading Nabeel Qureshi’s cancer diagnosis – a morning reflection

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Scars

I write this post with a heavy heart. Speaking to someone close to me, I listened to the hurts, the struggles, the frustrations, the pain that they have been experiencing. They have become weary, close to giving up and overcome with a sense of hopelessness. The many situations they face on a daily basis has… Continue reading Scars

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Cancer, Cardiac Arrest and Continued Faith

There are some things (more like many things) that I just don't understand about life. I know that I am not alone in thinking this. We all get thrown curve balls. Perhaps in our jobs, our health, our relationships, our faith among other things. Stuff just doesn't work out how we imagined it would. I… Continue reading Cancer, Cardiac Arrest and Continued Faith

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Where Was God In The Massacre?

I am writing this with great trepidation. How can I write about something so tragic? What words could I possibly offer in an event that is so fresh on the minds of the readers? I feel led to write something. Sitting idly by and watching the day tick away may be the easy option, but… Continue reading Where Was God In The Massacre?

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You Are Loved And Your Life Matters

I am writing this post to champion the sanctity of life and the individual, and point people to Jesus who offers hope, comfort and eternal life to those that trust in His love and grace in this life. It deals with some sensitive cases and is not exhaustive (most examples are from a disability perspective,… Continue reading You Are Loved And Your Life Matters

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If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something

Hi there beloved friend, fearfully and wonderfully made - you are so loved! Come and sit with me for a while... I understand that there is a battle going on in your heart at the moment. I ache with you and want to stand by your side as you go through this. You are not… Continue reading If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something