June 27, 2018

For years I thought that God was inefficient. It just didn't seem to make sense that the Bible could be so big and so full of complicated stories. Surely if God really wanted us to know what he was like and how to live, he could have done it in less space, surely? And...

June 26, 2018

For years I thought that God was inefficient. It just didn't seem to make sense that the Bible could be so big and so full of complicated stories. Surely if God really wanted us to know what he was like and how to live, he could have done it in less space, surely? And...

June 26, 2018

For years I thought that God was inefficient. It just didn't seem to make sense that the Bible could be so big and so full of complicated stories. Surely if God really wanted us to know what he was like and how to live, he could have done it in less space, surely? And...

June 18, 2016

Hello, dear readers,


Let me tell you a story.

I was eleven. I was away from home for the first time ever, and I was crying into my pillow.

But this wasn’t a case of ‘I miss my mum and three days of camp is soooo loooong’. This was boarding school, stuck out in the pi...

April 27, 2016

(I'm the one in the middle, rocking the blue tracksuit. Obviously, my parents had higher sporting ambitions for us, dressing us like this. Or maybe not. It was the seventies, after all).
 

The peak of my physical fitness came at age 11, when, in Year 6, I managed to bre...

January 5, 2016

Here’s a conversation you might one day be part of.

You: “How was your week?”

Friend: “Oh, awful.”

You: “Really? Why?”

Friend: “My daughter refuses to go to school, my son is throwing tantrums, the baby screams all night, my husband and I keep fighting and I have a serious...

December 17, 2015


After 16 years of having little kids at home, I can only think of seven useful pieces of advice.
 

Today is the last day I will ever pick up any of my children from preschool. Sixteen and a half years after my first baby was born, I will soon not have any of them at ho...

December 14, 2015

What about the really difficult people? Surely I don’t have to love them?

The Bible’s pretty clear. As Christians we are to love each other. But what about those Christians who just seem really ‘difficult’? How do we love them?

There are different types of difficult...

November 24, 2015

Ever been new to a church where no-one talked to you? It’s more common than we like to admit. A church may be really sincere about evangelising the neighbourhood, but so often the people who are actually coming in can be left out in the cold.

It’s rarely because people...

August 27, 2015

When I signed up to write for this lovely website, I told the ever-so-charming boss lady that she’d have to give me topics to write about as for some reason my brain isn’t coming up with its own. (I blame it entirely on the children, and the fact they have music practi...

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