I Hold On

So, Happy New Year! I guess is the best way to start this blog. I spent my last week of 2016 with my nearest and dearest in the Northwest of the UK – the most mild December in years I believe? I started and ended the trip in Southport where my sister and her new…

Bad Habits

I drove home last week. A few weeks ago, my dad had a heart attack. He survived, but he’s still recovering. My mum had a ticket to go to a Christian women’s conference in Leeds with my sister, so I offered to stay with my dad while she was away. Whilst I was driving, I…

Church is…

Amazing. Boring. Exciting. For old people. Where Jesus moves. Where God lives. Where community happens. For Christmas. A place of acceptance. A place of judgement. LOVE. To many people, the word “church” conjures different feelings. The place means different things. Here’s what I’ve learnt (so far) – 

Be a Game Changer!

One day I was driving to work. I had taken my normal route – towards the end of the journey there is a place you can take a right turn and avoid traffic lights, which is usually a good idea in the morning. However, this one morning, I had forgotten to do that. I was…

To Believe is to Trust

I believe every word the Bible says.
I believe in miracles. I do.
I believe that Jesus was born of a virgin.
I believe that Jesus healed the sick – giving sight to those who could not see, making the lame walk, changing the hearts of those filled with hate.
Jesus performed miracle after miracle. He didn’t even have to do anything for some people – His presence was enough to change them.
But here’s the challenge – who do I believe is really in control of my life?
What do I believe? What do you believe?
Is it Jesus? God incarnate, here to change the world so we could thrive for His glory?
Or is it your *insert personal hang-up here*?

Taking God AND His Word

God is going through a period of challenging me on pretty much everything right now, and yesterday it was His Word. Literally – the Bible, more specifically, the Old Testament.  My view has always been that the Old Testsment has some great stuff in it, but it’s too complicated to actually read. I’ve always thought…

Living in the Shadow of the Almighty

I grew up in a musical environment. Not the traditional sense of a musical environment; mine and my sister’s early lives contained a lot of music, of all different genres and varieties – there always seemed to be music playing. I’ve always loved listening to music, and going to concerts, and I spend a lot…

Desires of The Heart

A few months ago I kept waking up in the middle of the night. I’d wake up every night at either 3am or 5am, and lie in bed for about an hour trying to get back to sleep. I mentioned this to someone and they said to me, that I should use that time to…

My own personal disaster

This coming week I’ve realised I’ve committed to do too many things. It all started on Thursday. I help out at our church youth club on a Thursday night and part of the night includes a talk on a story from the bible. I wanted to teach the topic of Peter denying Jesus. I love…

If God is for us, who can be against us?

If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 Last week, I found out that not only am I still not liked at work, that a few members of staff like to exchange unpleasant words about me behind my back. Some of these members of staff, I thought were my friends. This…