November 25, 2016
Letters to Emma now a book! premium
Exciting news    My book, Letters to Emma: a memoir of grief and God’s love is now in stock at the publisher, Matthias Media, after months of editing, designing, proofreading and printing.  😀 Find out more   If you’re keen to find out more about the book, click on this link or the image below. They take you straight to […]
March 5, 2016
Spiritual genealogies premium
I recently discovered a little book of prayers during an internet search. As usual, I don’t know how I found it, but I was so intrigued I had to buy one, and I’ve been absorbed in it ever since it arrived in the post. Dating from the late 18th century, Forms of prayer, for the use of Christian families was written […]
February 13, 2016
New things for a new-ish year premium
Hello friends! In God’s great kindness, I have had time with my family this summer, a much-needed rest and the luxury of head space which has helped me to think prayerfully about priorities for the year. So I’m making some changes, planning new things and tweaking others along the way. • By the end of February, I will […]
December 4, 2015
Quietly, one Sunday premium
It was after church one Sunday when she slipped quietly into the seat behind me. I sensed that she needed to speak, and to be heard, so I excused myself from conversation with others around me. She began with an apology for missing Bible study the previous week. She’d planned to let me know before our group met, […]
November 13, 2015
Truth or fiction? premium
As a child I loved to lose myself in the imaginary worlds created by my favourite authors of children’s fiction. I didn’t need to travel anywhere; just by picking up a book and reading, turning the pages one by one, I discovered exotic places, long-ago eras and distinctive characters who had adventures, dilemmas and abilities […]
October 9, 2015
Mess, massage and metaphors premium
I don’t often have a massage, but I had one for an hour a few days ago. And as usual, I remembered why I should have them more often; somehow I always forget how quickly Harry finds everything that hurts. Harry is a middle-aged masseur who, while short of stature, is big on strength and he pushes, prods and probes […]
June 5, 2015
Simple, unexpected and beautiful premium
Last Sunday as I sat in church, something happened that made me smile—something simple, unexpected and beautiful. We were celebrating the Lord’s Supper together. It’s not something we do together frequently, but somehow that makes the remembering more particular and significant. The way we go about it is not very formal, but somehow that pared-back […]
April 14, 2015
As dearly loved children premium
Have you ever read something you’ve read many times before and suddenly seen it in a way you never have before? It happened to me the other day when I was searching for Ephesians 5:2 in my old NIV1984 Bible. As I searched for it my eyes strayed to the previous verse, “Be imitators of God, […]