Love is…

My son is off at camp. My husband will be home from work after midnight. I am home alone, reading a book that is moving me to tears. It's a collection of love stories. A crazy Australian writer spent some time on a busy Brisbane street with a typewriter and recorded stories that came walking... Continue Reading →

God is in the detail

The devil is in the detail. How many times have we heard that idiom? It's been said often because it's often true. But I reckon God is there too. I worship a God that spoke the stars into being. He is the creator of the vast universe. But this is the very God who also... Continue Reading →

Time to do what good we can

We looked on in horror as the might of the Russian army rolled into a sovereign nation only two weeks ago; as gunfire rang out and bombs dropped in cities like Kyiv, Sumy and Mariupol. We felt powerless as Ukrainians threw themselves under armoured cars and tanks; as ordinary people started to take up arms... Continue Reading →

No hot chocolate today

My husband is a journalist working for an international news agency. He usually comes home after our son goes to bed and has been missing him grow up. So my husband started catching up with our son over hot chocolate on the days he wasn’t working. Just the two of them, after school — to... Continue Reading →

A Favourite Quote

I have many favourite quotes. What I’m drawn to changes depending on my day, my mood, the lesson I may need to learn. The following is from 1 Corinthians 13. Just the first three verses. The ones that are usually ignored in wedding ceremonies as people rush to talk about the nature of love in... Continue Reading →

Mysterious Things

Photo by Daria Klimova on Pexels.com The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are... Continue Reading →

Inspiration

Courage. Sometimes it doesn't have to be a big show. Sometimes it's in the small decisions we make every day either to stand up for an ideal or to act with integrity. Courageous people inspire me. They'd rather do what's right than what's easy. And sometimes that's enough. The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain The winged figure... Continue Reading →

Christmas 2021

This will be our third Christmas in London. I'm starting to get used to the dark afternoons and the winter chill. I've been dressing in big jumpers and scarves -- cosy and warm. It was just me and my son for our first London Christmas as my husband had to work. The day was bright... Continue Reading →

A walk to remember

It was Saturday. We hurried our reluctant teenage son out the door to go for a guided walk through London. The tour wasn't about the history of the magnificent buildings or well known events, but about the Christian men and women who lived and worked in this great city, centuries before us, who ended up... Continue Reading →

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