Moving Mountains

I’ve been having a hard time again recently. I was turning up for work crying every day, unable to focus on anything for longer than a few minutes and struggling to see the point to get out of bed every day. I’ve experienced this before – since my workplace accident 2 years ago, I’ve had…

When “how are you doing?” are the last words you want to hear…

I know this isn’t something people really talk about, but that’s part of the problem, and why I wanted to write a blog about it! Nobody has a clue how to treat me, what to say to me, or even whether to talk to me. And to be honest, the idea of people talking to me has raised my anxiety levels, so really, we’re all in the same boat. No idea what’s going on, or how to deal with situation at hand. So I thought I’d share my thoughts…

Darling Buds

This week I decided to explore the public footpaths near where I work. After work on a couple of days, I decided to venture forth into the unknown. I love nature and greenery, in particular – trees. I love woods, forests or just big, interesting looking trees. I always find that I can connect to…

Crisis of Confidence

I had an amazing time at Hillsong Conference a few weeks ago. It was uplifting, encouraging and enlightening. To try and carry my sense of wonder into my everyday life, I have changed my morning routine. I no longer listen to the radio in the morning as I get ready and drive to work –…

In Over My Head

Have you ever been going through something and you really don’t know what to do about?
You’ve exhausted all of your options, you’ve done everything you’ve conceived to be possible, and still there is no resolution or even movement toward resolution?

God’s Voice

Just over a week ago I was at Hillsong Conference London. My first Conference. I had the most amazing time – the teaching was phenomenal, the worship was transcendent and the Holy Spirit was moving. I decided to go with my sister and her church, when I booked I was a bit of a church…

Here’s To The Fools Who Dream

Earlier this year I saw a film in the cinema that absolutely tugged (or even yanked) on my heartstrings. I loved it, and then hated it, but hated it because I loved it so much. It made me cry. It made me laugh til I cried. It made my heart feel so full. It made me hurt inside. It literally made me feel like I was on top of the world and utter crap all within 128 minutes.

No Longer a Slave to Fear

For a significant amount of my life – over 20 years – I would consider what I was doing to only be half-living. I was so paralysed by fear in my youth and childhood that I didn’t ever learn how to be independent, or in all honesty how to be me.

So why not share a little about how you became a Christian?

Drums in the band. The leader talking about porn in the service. People taking a genuine interest in who I was. These things were the big three that made me question whether church was for me, and if Christianity was relevant today. This experience happened in Vancouver, about six years ago. It was August/September 2011,…

My Journey So Far

Everyone has a different story of how they found God – some have dramatic tales of redemption while others have humble origins. I never really thought about mine until recently – I became a Christian in one church and stayed there for so long… they all knew my testimony. Having moved and settled at a…

Everywhere

Today has prompted me to write. I started the day with some impromptu DJ-ing. I have an old record player (one of my most prized possessions – it belonged to my grandfather) and a very eclectic collection of records and singles. I enjoyed a bit of Bruce Willis, Bucks Fizz, Kylie Minogue and Guns ‘n’…

Voting, Politics and the Bible

This past year has seen some dramatic voting results – I’m thinking mostly of the election of Donald Trump and Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. We’ve also seen an attempted coup in Turkey, terror attacks influencing the French general election and the worst migrant crisis affecting Europe since the Holocaust. Politics doesn’t just…