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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A Rubbish Story

On the desk where I do most of my writing, there is a  pink table-top waste bin. It was a gift. Who else has been given a bin as a gift? At face value (and yes, it does have a face) it didn’t look like much. However, this bin is a daily reminder that value […]

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When Life Gets Too Much

A woman is crying tonight. She has been up since five in the morning with bags of tiredness hanging from both eyes. She is exhausted when she wakes up, and barely able to carry on by the evening.  Every day is the same routine. Get up. Get showered. Get dressed. Make the morning drinks for her […]

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Manic Street Preachers.

Have you ever seen a street preacher? Some carry signs that say ‘Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near’. Others hand out leaflets or offer healing on the street. I have seen a few who threaten the general public with the prospect of hell if they don’t accept Christ (with a smile and a […]

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Will We Practise What We Preach?

Looking around my church, I see people. Lots of people. The more I look around I think of how I don’t know half of them – maybe even over half (but that’s a blog post for another day). I think I recognise that family over there – maybe. Despite feeling like a small fish in […]

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