Sin

… and redemption. It’s an ancient story of hope and forgiveness. But it starts with acknowledging we’re flawed. It starts with understanding our sin before God. For Debbie’s One Word Sunday

New horizons. New challenges.

I start a new job in two weeks. I've had the most wonderful time at my current workplace. I've really enjoyed working to tell their stories of hope and transformation. It's been a privilege to wake up each morning, open my laptop, and write about faithful staff, caring pastors, and generous supporters from across the... Continue Reading →

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 →

At the secondhand book fair

Our church in London had a secondhand book fair some weeks back to support TearFund’s humanitarian appeal for Ukraine. I was so encouraged to hear we raised more than £2,000 in donations. But the moment I’ll take with me during my day manning the stalls is a small exchange with a young woman. It was... 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 →

Strength

My faith in Christ helps me endure. It gives me hope for a better world. It helps me feel strong when I am weak. I remember having the following song on repeat when I was feeling fragile. It’s not particularly theologically sound, but it reminded me that I am loved by God who died for... 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 →

A Place To Call Home

Home. It's more than a place to shelter and sleep. It is a place where we are accepted for who we are and can feel like we belong. I think we all need one. I think it's part of our human condition to long for one. So imagine if you were one day forced to... Continue Reading →

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