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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The ‘F’ Word

Is Ruth really going to write about the ‘F’ word? She really isn’t that good, saintly Christian we depicted her as! What an awful choice of word! Do you kiss your mother with that mouth? Wash your mouth out with soap! Christians shouldn’t swear! Have you repented? Friends, I am sorry if I have roped […]

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Choosing Good News

Is anyone else in disbelief, shock and sadness at the persecution and suffering of those being afflicted by terrorists at the moment? My heart actually aches. It grieves with those that have fallen at the hands of the wicked. It hurts alongside those that are mourning because of the imprisonment, torture and death of their […]

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Stephen Fry and his God Dialogue

Never did I think I would ever be so bold as to challenge the brilliant mind and interesting words of Stephen Fry. Let’s just say it got personal? (Haha.) I like to consider, think and write about topics in the news that concern God and faith. Hence there is a section of my blog focused on […]

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True Friendship

It is such a beautiful moment to spend time with friends. They can encourage, uplift, wipe away the tears from your eyes, share in your joy, laugh with you, be honest and truthful to you. Friendship is a wonderful blessing. I am thankful for the times when I have been able to have many moments […]

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You Are Loved And Your Life Matters

I am writing this post to champion the sanctity of life and the individual, and point people to Jesus who offers hope, comfort and eternal life to those that trust in His love and grace in this life. It deals with some sensitive cases and is not exhaustive (most examples are from a disability perspective, rather […]

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Mark Driscoll – My Thoughts

I found out about Mark Driscoll’s resignation from my Twitter feed. It has been very sad to see the downfall of Driscoll – firstly from the church planting network that he co-founded ‘Acts 29′, then his 6 week break from ministry in response to the many allegations around his leadership, and now his final letter […]

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