Catching Contentment by Liz Carter – BOOK REVIEW

Looking for a beautiful gift for Christmas? Liz Carter’s ‘Catching Contentment’ has been one of the best books I have read in such a long time. She writes from the heart of what it means to be contented, even when all of our circumstances can be screaming at us to be the opposite. Liz has […]

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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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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 […]

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An interview with Nicci Maxwell – medical mission and crossing cultures

You don’t want to miss this interview – it’s an eye-opener to medical care in a place of poverty in contrast to the NHS, it will challenge you to build bridges with those who believe differently to you and that big topic of ‘god and suffering’ is covered by an experienced neonatologist who has seen […]

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Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler – Book Review

If you want to read a book about a brave woman with an incredible sense of humour in the face of deep suffering, Kate Bowler will deliver. Her memoir is a powerful retelling of her battle with Stage IV colon cancer that she was diagnosed with at 35. She tells it like it is, bringing […]

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Be The Hands And Feet by Nick Vujicic – BOOK REVIEW

If you have not heard of Nick Vujicic, then stop what you’re doing, go to YouTube and type in his name. He is an amazing speaker, born with no arms and legs who gives hope to others as he shares his story – that God has a purpose for his life. And not just for […]

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Nabeel Qureshi’s Death (1983 – 2017): A Difficult Reflection

When speaker, author and apologist Nabeel Qureshi announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer, I felt compelled to write about it as soon as I had read it. You can read my blog post here:┬áNabeel Qureshi’s Cancer Diagnosis – A Morning Reflection. On Saturday September 16th 2017, Nabeel went to be with […]

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Hope When It Hurts – Book Review

‘Hope When It Hurts’ written by Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton is a book of biblical reflections on 2 Corinthians 4 and 5 to help understand God’s purposes in the midst of suffering. It points to the hope that God wants to give us; a hope in the middle of the hurt where God Himself […]

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Pardon my Poetry

Writing this I feel numb. The words I write don’t seem to come. Watching loved ones suffer some more, I am tempted to close the door. Lock it shut. Lock it tight. I don’t have the strength to stand and fight. The tears roll down, I just don’t care. I feel guilty as they share. […]

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