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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mysterious Things

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 closed. Albert Einstein My eyes must […]

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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 winged figure on top isn’t Eros. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The dim light

Watching in horror as Afghanistan falls to the Taliban. I’m transfixed by heart crushing scenes that my husband is telling to set aside. How can you look past this post from the New York Times? In Tigray, Ethiopia, people are running from their homes as the fighting takes hold. Southern Haiti was made rubble as […]

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