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Two Books That Helped Me Through A Cancer Relapse

Just a short post today on two books that I was very thankful for as I went through a Hodgkin's Lymphoma relapse earlier this year. God on Mute by Pete Grieg Going through cancer for the second time has brought new thoughts to my mind in comparison to being a twenty-something student who had lymphoma… Continue reading Two Books That Helped Me Through A Cancer Relapse

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20 Years on from 9/11 – What Can We Do?

It's been 20 years since the attacks on the World Trade Centres in New York. I had just turned 10 years old and I remember coming in the house after school to pictures of billowing smoke coming from the twin towers on the TV. Sirens sounding everywhere. Tears falling from distraught onlookers and the shock… Continue reading 20 Years on from 9/11 – What Can We Do?

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When envy tries to wear you down

Her name is Envy. You might know her. She whispers in your ear that who you are and what you have is not enough. You need to be like someone else or go for what that other person has because it's what you really want. She seems to crop up online - or that has… Continue reading When envy tries to wear you down

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9 truths that quiet my soul in quarantine

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall not be shaken. My salvation and my honour depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your… Continue reading 9 truths that quiet my soul in quarantine

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An Interview with Bonnie S. Hirst – On Surviving Her Daughter’s Life Sentence

Hi Bonnie - welcome to the blog and thank you so much for coming to share your story today. How did you come to faith in Jesus? The summer of my sixth-grade year, I attended a church camp and while singing Kum Ba Ya around the campfire, I accepted Christ into my life. I felt… Continue reading An Interview with Bonnie S. Hirst – On Surviving Her Daughter’s Life Sentence

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An interview with Janet Morley

It's a pleasure to have writer Janet Morley on my blog as she shares her faith and writing journey, plus her recently published poetry anthology 'Love Set You Going' is definitely worth adding to the Christmas list... Tell us a bit about you and how you became a Christian. I grew up in a very… Continue reading An interview with Janet Morley

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Changing direction

Autumn is here. The chill in the air, the darker evenings and, in my case, the desire to do some baking that includes a touch of cinnamon, has got me all cosy. Spice and all things nice, knitted jumpers, spiced apple scents and slipper socks. Welcome Autumn, with your beautiful, crisp, golden, orange leaf arrangements… Continue reading Changing direction

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Thoughts On Prayer

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? Corrie ten Boom Prayer is a conversation with God. It's as simple as that. Jesus went to quiet, isolated places to pray to His Father. Many times I find that my most powerful times in conversation with God are when I get to be alone. Through… Continue reading Thoughts On Prayer

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Pray Big by Alistair Begg – BOOK REVIEW

It's probably happened to the best of us, but prayer can prove to be a challenge. Sometimes we don't know where to start. At other times we have so much to pray for we don't know where to finish. Maybe our mind drifts. Or maybe we just don't get around to it, unless we are… Continue reading Pray Big by Alistair Begg – BOOK REVIEW