20-20 Vision

I posted on Facebook the other day – I followed the crowd and posted a photo from ten years ago and from within the last year. A decade between selfies. The first photo was a photo of me with Nick Jonas. He was starring in Les Misérables on the West End and me and my…

Learning From History

If we’re being honest, my writing here is sporadic at best; at its worst, it’s non-existent. Let’s try to think positively (though that’s hardly my strong suit anymore). In the more recent past, on the odd occasion I have posted, I’ve not posted about my faith. That’s right, I’m about to get real honest with…

Why I’m mad at God

So I’m on this aforementioned trip of a lifetime, through Canada and then out to Hawaii. I’m currently on the Hawaii leg of that trip. I try not to think about why I’m a little bit angry at God. I’ve tried to ignore it. I’ve stopped going to church, I’ve stopped speaking to Him, even…

Why it’s Good to Relinquish Control

“Accept that while you crave resolution – an ending to the story, and a happy ending at that – the narrative arc you’ve learned doesn’t apply. Stop trying to map the events of your life onto it. You are strong enough to be unsure. Keep moving.” Maggie Smith (Credits: @maggiesmithpoet, shared by @sniequist on instagram,…

Dark Tourism

So I decided to go on a foray into the world of dark tourism. “What is dark tourism?!” I hear you cry – well if you haven’t seen the docuseries on Netflix (I highly recommend it!) and you can’t be bothered to Google it (lazy) it’s tourism associated with death and suffering. I never knew…

So what, who cares?!

I’ve been telling myself that the reason I’m not blogging at the moment is because I have something I really want to write about but don’t know how to write it, I’m still researching, I need to do it right etc etc But that’s not the reason. The reason I’m not blogging is because I’m…

How to react to unexpected obstacles

I had so been looking forward to today. I’ve worked 7 days in a row, and they’ve each been busier and more stressful than the last. I’d planned to lie-in, have a slow morning, head to church then return early. Have an early night, ready to return to work tomorrow morning. But inspiration struck me,…

Commitment, Devotion and the Royal Wedding 

Come on – who watched the Royal Wedding over the weekend? I’ll fully admit I’m a bit of a Royalist and I love that Harry has meant someone tenacious as well as beautiful – the new generation of Royals are shaping up well! The best part of the ceremony was the message delivered by Bishop…

Holding On & Letting Go

I’ve decided to write a series of blogs about how we are like trees in God’s forest. I started in my previous blog, titled Resolutions and Roots. It was only a matter of time before I started a series like this – I make no secret about my love of trees. I’m going to look…