“These are unprecedented times!” I think if I hear that phrase one more time, I might just scream. But, it’s true! This is such a strange season we’re living in. We’re all coming to terms with navigating a “new normal”. I’m a mom of three children, married for 20 years and the owner
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A few months ago, my husband was in hospital, which is the worst sort of place for a person who is not very good at being still. Hospitals are places of hurry-up and wait so he spent his days arcing between thinking the worst and being bored, with a capital ‘B’. Feeling more
Birthdays, athletics days, prize-giving and sport victories are some of the celebrations that used to be scattered throughout our schedules. They were moments to observe, to get dressed up for, even sing and dance for. That’s all changed with our new health awareness and need for social distancing. Whatever the decisions being made
‘Nearness to God brings likeness to God. The more you see God, the more of God will be seen in you.’ Charles Spurgeon. These are the first words you will read in Ruth Chou Simon's book Beholding and Becoming. Even before you read the dedication you will read this quote and it will tell
Kiss the Wave...Embracing God in Your Trials by David Furman is not a book that answers why there is suffering in this world. This book could’ve been called How to suffer well… and why - a great preview to the content, but far less poetic than the actual title. The title is taken
I recently watched three movies which all seemed to be shouting the same idea: “Be kind and it might change someone’s life; even yours!” The movies I am talking about are Up, How to train your dragon and The Grinch (the one with Benedict Cumberbatch). All three movies have outliers in them, characters
This Momentary Marriage: A parable of permanence by John Piper is a very honest book. Piper’s wife, Noël Piper, writes a vulnerable, honest foreword and what is most clear is that they are a normal couple who struggle with all the normal human, relational challenges all couples must face in marriage. It is
The week before I walked out on my husband he asked me, “why should I change?”. I could have said “to keep me”; but he wasn’t asking for a valid motive, he was reaffirming his conviction not to change – it was purely rhetorical. I was reminded this week how much of what
This is the third article in a 3-part blog series. Read the first part here and second installment here, to get context on the warning of danger that John is giving the church in the book of 2 John. We are faced with false teaching and worldly influences all the time - just
This is the second article in a 3-part blog series. Read the first installment here as context to the message John is giving the church in the book of 2 John. The church that John is writing to in 2 John is facing danger. In this letter, he gives them an instruction, then