All Posts, Family, Homemaking

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Scrubbing floors. Scraping plates. Watering plants. Emptying bins. Wiping counters. Hoovering carpets. Writing lists. Planning meals. Making beds. Chasing toddler. Sweeping up. Cooking dinner. Clearing toys. Life can feel like a continuous verb at times. From the moment I wake, it's all systems go. I only have one child who STILL has a nap. So… Continue reading The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

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The Selfish Gospel by Freddie Pimm – Book Review

I had never heard of Freddie Pimm until I was asked to review this book by Inter-Varsity Press. He is a doctor by profession and this is his first published book - and I am a little jealous that I didn't write it! Freddie tackles some tough questions about the church and its place within… Continue reading The Selfish Gospel by Freddie Pimm – Book Review

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Transformation: TAG Conference 2016

Let me tell you a story. The 25th-26th October was the third annual TAG Conference, my first experience of TAG and I hope it will not be my last. It was absolutely brilliant. Me and three young people who come to some of the youth groups at church went to Tiverton in Devon for two days… Continue reading Transformation: TAG Conference 2016

All Posts, Faith, Suffering

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°

All Posts, Faith, On Writing

Writing When It Hurts

Sat at the keyboard, all I want to do is curl up in bed, pull the duvet up over my head and sleep. Before I fall asleep I would probably shed some tears. I cry - a lot. It's part of me expressing that inward ache of deep sadness. Rather than yelling, I cry. Rather… Continue reading Writing When It Hurts

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Are You Ready For Autumn?

Trying to capture the beauty of autumn leaves on my phone simply does not do this wonderful tree justice. It is my own glimpse of fall in New England. This is just one tree in plain, old England. I saw this tree transform into oranges and reds last year. Excitement and wonder filled my heart… Continue reading Are You Ready For Autumn?