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The Mustard Seed Mum: When Patience Runs Out As I sit to write, someone decided now was a good time to pull out the world's noisiest leaf blower. It's like an outdoor vacuum cleaner. It's irritating. It's persistent. It's loud. And it's getting louder - still. How long is this noise going to disrupt the street? Not only am I trying to… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: When Patience Runs Out

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5 reflections from my hospital bed In the last few months I have spent some time in hospital as an inpatient. The first time I was in for just over two weeks in April for my stem cell transplant. The second was for a couple of days or so in June as I had pneumonia. As my immune system was… Continue reading 5 reflections from my hospital bed

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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… Continue reading Why Did You Doubt?

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A Different Perspective

How I miss the days before social media. I feel that I need to insert an obligatory 'yes, it is a great way to keep in touch with people and it has other benefits and I am probably not going to delete my accounts'. The very fact that I am able to share this blog… Continue reading A Different Perspective

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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… Continue reading Superhero or Saviour?

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A new song for the new year

This is my first post of 2017 and I am excited for the year ahead. Excitement usually justifies the use of an exclamation mark! Let me tell you a bit more... Two words that have been on my heart as I enter this year are: Simplicity and Expectancy. I want to live simply and live in… Continue reading A new song for the new year

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Hope in a Heatwave

I love soothing Sunday moments. A quiet time of respite for the soul. This Sunday brought a welcome break from the darkness that I have encountered in the headlines this week. There was a baptism at church and the words spoken by the guy who got baptised moved me deeply. His wife's faithful witness over… Continue reading Hope in a Heatwave

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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… Continue reading Real Love in the face of hate.

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The Higher Way Code – No Overtaking

Have you seen comedian Michael McIntyre talk about overtaking farm traffic? He describes the experience of wanting to overtake a tractor and and entering the 'death lane' by driving into oncoming traffic. Nobody wants to drive into oncoming traffic. You wait for the straight bit of road and edge out and then edge back in… Continue reading The Higher Way Code – No Overtaking

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Rescuing the Red Devil

Free falling from a plane sounds like a terrifying experience at the best of times unless you like that adrenaline rush. Imagine, however, that the parachute attached to you was faulty. You couldn't open it and you were falling. Falling. Falling. I couldn't imagine what would be racing through my mind at this point. Could… Continue reading Rescuing the Red Devil