It's been 20 years since the attacks on the World Trade Centres in New York. I had just turned 10 years old and I remember coming in the house after school to pictures of billowing smoke coming from the twin towers on the TV. Sirens sounding everywhere. Tears falling from distraught onlookers and the shock… Continue reading 20 Years on from 9/11 – What Can We Do?
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?
I'm going to try and keep this short. We're all busy people these days, aren't we? There's so much I could say, but right now, I just don't have the time or the right words to say. In a nutshell, I am experiencing my first recognisable battle in the mind. I say 'recognisable' because I… Continue reading The Shadow
It's two days until due date. I took a nap on the sofa this afternoon. It turns out going to the loo several times a night and walking to Aldi to get some shopping is enough to make my body stop. I manage to do chores but all I want to do right now is… Continue reading Blogumentary #2 – Where My Head Is At
Can you hear my cry? It feels as if you are silent. Do you notice the anguish of the ones I love? It looks like they have been forgotten. Do you look on as one challenge piles onto another challenge, and then turn your face away? It seems as if you may be preoccupied whilst… Continue reading Crying out for a new song
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… Continue reading Letting Go
I write this post with a heavy heart. Speaking to someone close to me, I listened to the hurts, the struggles, the frustrations, the pain that they have been experiencing. They have become weary, close to giving up and overcome with a sense of hopelessness. The many situations they face on a daily basis has… Continue reading Scars
As a response to the growing persecution globally of the Christian faith and followers of Christ, I have felt led to write a short series on Christian Martyrdom. Remember, I am not a theologian and this is not meant to be a piece of academic prose. I am merely a curious child of the Living… Continue reading Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #5: The 21
All it takes is a trigger. One comment. A thought. An image. Sitting here on my own day after day I have become vulnerable, isolated, low. In these moments of my day, all it takes is a trigger. Then that familiar feeling of sadness and anxiety creeps in. Yesterday was different. I cried and cried.… Continue reading Somewhere in the Middle
Writing has been hard the last couple of weeks. Circumstances out of my control came upon me and flooded me with all sorts of thoughts, feelings and emotions. I will write more about these circumstances in the future, but currently I am going through the storm. My strength just feels zapped. Ideas for my writing… Continue reading The Greatest Invitation