5 Things to Pray for Your Kids by Melissa B. Kruger – BOOK REVIEW

This is my first book review relating to faith and children which I am excited about! I know the importance of prayer in my own life and now I have the blessing to be able to pray over my own son. As a new mum, it can be overwhelming at times to get through the […]

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5 glimpses of hope in despair

Have you ever had one of those moments in life that could have been lifted from a movie? A couple of days ago I was feeling incredibly low – the worst I had felt in a while – and went for a walk. It had been a pretty grey day but had stayed mostly dry. […]

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Ropes, rocks and resurrection

Have you ever participated in a tug of war? I think the closest I have come to a tug of war is pulling a Christmas cracker in the hope that I will get the joke, the gift inside and the bigger bit of cracker. A full on tug of war is a ‘sport that directly […]

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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 […]

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Transformation: TAG Conference 2016

Let me tell you a story. The 25th-26th October was the third annual TAG Conference, my first experience of TAG and I hope it will not be my last. It was absolutely brilliant. Me and three young people who come to some of the youth groups at church went to Tiverton in Devon for two days […]

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Letting Go

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 […]

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Real Love in the face of hate.

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 […]

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What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

Are there people in your life that you feel you can share everything with, warts and all? Like a tree in winter, can you expose your branches of heartache, sin, fears, doubts, thoughts and everything in between to that person or group? If you have an accountability partner, do you tell them absolutely everything in […]

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The Vulnerable Me

It’s 2016. The first post of the year. Where to begin? Truth be told, I don’t know where to begin. I find that when I don’t know where to begin, I should go back to the start. Blogging started back in 2011 when I wanted to tell my friends and wider readers about my experience […]

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Pressing on in Prayer

Graphic by Kerry Messer #TheLoft To Participate: 1. Be creative. We provide the prompt. You feel free to use words, photos, video, audio, your family pet, whatever, to communicate on the weekly prompt. 2. Listen twice as much. If you leave one link, visit two. 3. Be a community. Include #TheLoft graphic and/or hashtag in […]

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