Her passion for cooking started with one aromatic meal, served up with love and a cheeky smile. Her love for her husband was rekindled after one thoughtful note, slipped under the table at dinner. Her desire to truly live again was sparked by one story of survival in a country far more turbulent. Her week was improved by one pot of… Continue reading ‘The little things’ change lives
When I was a little girl, I used to have fun building a fortress out of bed sheets and hiding from the world outside. As an adult, sometimes I snuggle under soft, fluffy blankets, leaving myself just enough air to breathe. I feel cosy, protected, and safe when I’m under there. Whether in the form… Continue reading More than a bed-sheet fort
This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. I hear you whisper the words as you stumble into the doctor’s surgery, asking for another prescription. This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. I hear you whisper the words as you enter the principal’s office once more to talk about the trouble your son is… Continue reading This isn’t the first time I’ve been here…
On what are your eyes focused today? Are you staring at a computer screen at work, or keeping a close watch on your active toddler? Maybe you’re gazing into the eyes of the one you love – or checking out an action-packed game on TV. It can be hard to keep our eyes fixed on… Continue reading Where are your eyes today?
A pastor once said to me that starting out in ministry was the easy part. Keeping going – loving people over the years through thick and thin, and remaining passionate about the work – was much harder. You could say this about almost anything in life. It’s exciting to embark on a new adventure –… Continue reading What happens when the honeymoon is over?
Think back to the best teacher you ever had. Mine was a woman named Kerry Edmeades. She was caring, kind, passionate, and confident – a definite role model. She taught English better than anyone I’d come across, and encouraged me to believe in my own potential. But God is an even better teacher than our… Continue reading The best teacher you’ll ever have
Sometimes it feels safer to stay in the dark because we’ve been there for so long. It’s all we’ve known, and it’s comfortable. But maybe you haven’t switched on the light yet – maybe there’s a much brighter and more hopeful world yet to discover in a relationship with God. This relationship is one full… Continue reading Is the dark more familiar than the daylight?