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An interview with Emma Scrivener – body image, identity, suffering and community

This is one of the most encouraging & inspiring conversations that I have been a part of and I am blessed to get to share it with you! Emma Scrivener who writes over at A New Name joined me to talk about her experience of having an eating disorder and how her view of God… Continue reading An interview with Emma Scrivener – body image, identity, suffering and community

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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… Continue reading Superhero or Saviour?

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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… Continue reading An interview with Nicci Maxwell – medical mission and crossing cultures

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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… Continue reading Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler – Book Review

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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… Continue reading Be The Hands And Feet by Nick Vujicic – BOOK REVIEW

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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: Nabeel Qureshi's Cancer Diagnosis - A Morning Reflection. On Saturday September 16th 2017, Nabeel went to be with… Continue reading Nabeel Qureshi’s Death (1983 – 2017): A Difficult Reflection

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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… Continue reading Hope When It Hurts – Book Review

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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.… Continue reading Pardon my Poetry

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Nabeel Qureshi’s cancer diagnosis – a morning reflection

Sad news seems to have a habit of reaching me in the morning. I think it's coincidence but I can't help but notice the pattern. I remember my mum waking me in the morning to tell me that my Grandad had died. Flicking through Facebook like reading the morning newspaper, I read touching posts and… Continue reading Nabeel Qureshi’s cancer diagnosis – a morning reflection

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Living Life at 180°

When I saw the news of Rev. Jacques Hamel, the French priest who was martyred during Mass by ISIS sympathisers, I felt sick. Truth be told, I cried mixed tears of sadness, anger and fear. I have found myself not wanting to read the news. Following Jesus has suddenly become more real than ever. Jesus was… Continue reading Living Life at 180°