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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When Good Friday Doesn’t Seem Good

Hot cross buns have been toasted and eaten. The church service was amazing – there was a goat and it peed in the aisle (more on the goat later). Across the country, many are celebrating Good Friday. As Christians we remember that Jesus Christ died a horrible death by crucifixion. Doesn’t sound good does it? […]

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It’s snow time!

As I type, I watch the beautiful snowflakes fall like icing sugar, dusting the view from the front of the house. Wind catches it, causing it to blow here and there before finally landing on the pure white ground. The car is covered in what looks like rolled icing. I love sugar – can you […]

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Is Hell For Real? by Erik Raymond – Book Review

The latest book in the ‘Questions Christians Ask’ book series ‘Is Hell For Real? And other questions about judgment, eternity and the God of love’ is a topic that I have grappled with time and again. This book – actually any Christian book on the subject of hell – makes for uncomfortable reading. However, as […]

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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 […]

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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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