I want that.

When have we ‘made it’? With career, or kids, or purchase of house? With a one-way ticket around the world? A spouse? With promotion? With awards? With a ‘new look’? With friendships? Cars? A published book? As we earn more money and gain status? When the numbers on our social media increase? Then will we […]

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Christmas Light

Looking out our kitchen window at night, I look at the house in the next street. They have a small Christmas tree perched on their upstairs windowsill. When it is dark, the lights on that tree shine so beautifully bright against a black backdrop. Seeing this light gives me joy and comfort – it is […]

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Unshakeable hope in turbulent times

It’s been a quiet few weeks which has been welcome. I’ve rearranged the living room furniture, read a few more books and have been spending time thinking of ideas and direction for my writing. One of the books that I have been working through is ’21 Servants of Sovereign Joy’ by John Piper. It’s a […]

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Stepping out of a portaloo

It was a blessing to attend the Global Leadership Summit in Bristol, a video-cast of speakers sharing their experience on different aspects of leadership. It was a day out for me away from my son for a whole day for the first time too which was bittersweet! I wrote down notes and was blessed by […]

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Superhero or Saviour?

Yesterday, I accidentally coordinated my son’s clothes into the colours of Superman. Red trousers and a blue top with the Superman ‘S’ on the front. All he was missing was the cape. It was pretty amusing that he was dressed up like this on the way to see the nurse. He had a minor allergic […]

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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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The banner on the bus says…

This blog post has been on my mind for the last few days. I have been contemplating how to convey my thoughts without being controversial. I guess that’s the nature of ‘religion’ in the 21st century Western society that I find myself in. Whether it’s the Archbishops causing controversy over a letter sent to clergy […]

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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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Brussels: Hope This Easter

Like many, I woke up to the news that there had been deadly explosions in Brussels. Two at the airport. One at the metro station near the heart of the European Union. Isis have claimed responsibility. Another coordinated attack. Paris attacks come swiftly back to mind. Fear is trying to get a foothold. Its grip […]

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