November 10, 2018

TGI Friday (Thank God it’s Friday) is an American restaurant chain operating around the world.

A little while ago I had a Thank God I’m 60! party.

Just over two years ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer.  When it was found, it was already stage four, with secondaries i...

Fiona: I haven’t met Laura, but she is someone whose writing I have respected for a while. We fell into a conversation on Facebook, sharing discontent about how the discourse around abortion is currently playing out in our feeds and sometimes in our churches. We wonder...

September 21, 2018

I felt like I had walked onto the set of a documentary.  Over the years we had watched many, many documentaries on Siberian people groups. So many, that they all seemed to blur together. Someone from an urban western culture sets out to discover the people who live in...

May 11, 2017

My heart cracked into a million tiny fragments as I cradled my nine-year- old under my arm. I

desperately wanted to tell her that it gets better, but my own experience tells me otherwise. She wasn’t sobbing because her body was in pain, even though it was. She wasn’t be...

February 5, 2017

Today I walked my neighbourhood with my  six year old niece.
 

She took her phone and I told her that we would go on a photographic journey. “What’s that?” she said. I told her that we would walk the streets and she could take photographs of anything she wanted and that...

March 17, 2016

I’m tired of Christians using the word community without meaning it.

As I said before:

“I think the church must display an even deeper expression of community in our world. We are after all, a community which is modelled in some sense on the God who is Father, Son an...

March 15, 2016


I’m tired.
 

I’m tired of people, especially leaders of Christian organizations and churches, using the word community without really meaning it. I’m tired of seeing the word unthinkingly slotted into vision statements, mission mottos and the written values in a church...

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...

December 10, 2015

Not so long ago our family moved twice in a period of 18 months.  Not something I’d recommend!  The first move was an interstate move, the second a less significant move to a different suburb 10 minutes from where we already lived. 

Clearly, our first move was...

December 9, 2015

It was the highlight of the cruise. Seven nights cruising the Alaskan Inner Passage, and the

highlight was not glaciers, grizzly bears or breaching whales, but the final night of the cruise- the much anticipated midnight dessert buffet. Lavish chocolate sculptures loome...

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