It’s fair to say that in our house, along with the rest of the world, it’s been a week of mixed emotions, there’s been ups and downs, tears and laughter. There’s a lot to be thankful for alongside the frustrations of self-quarantine/lockdown/isolation whichever word you’re using in your circumstances. The good: The sun has been… Continue reading End of Week One – Stay At Home Save Lives
My youngest is 10 and I can’t quite believe where the time has gone. How can he be the long-legged pre-teen he is now, when just yesterday he was a bouncy smiley baby? I have changed jobs 4 times in 10 years. Workwise 10 years ago feels lost in the mists of memory. I have… Continue reading 10 years is a long time and no time at all
Isn’t it fascinating how much is passed down from one generation to another? There’s genetics and the scientific building blocks of our body shape, skin colour, eye and hair colour, including in some cases, illnesses etc. There’s also the traits we have picked up via the nurture (or otherwise) of our parents or caregivers. I’ve… Continue reading The Hospitality ‘Gene’
This phrase, that began life as the title of a self-help book more than 30 years ago, and has spawned a whole industry of its own, is particularly relevant for me this week as various things have collided together making me more anxious than I would have been previously about going on holiday. I recognise… Continue reading Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
If you are a Christian parent of teenagers then chances are you’re looking for a good resource you can share with them that will help them to understand more about faith and life. You might have seen that I recently critiqued a book that I very definitely do not recommend you give to your teenager… Continue reading Teenagers and Faith – what do they need to know?
In 2019 I started: Writing a book! Psychology course – after a number of years of saying that I would love to have studied Psychology at A level, I thought I would actually just get on with it! I found a course I can do online and at my own pace and I’m really enjoying… Continue reading 2019 Round Up
I, the Lord, do not change Malachi 3 v6 See, I am doing a new thing, do you not see it? Like streams in the wasteland and a road in the desert… Isaiah 43 v19 (own paraphrasing) God, who does not change, is always doing something new. This is a truth that fascinates me, not… Continue reading A road in the desert
I often get my inspiration from song titles or sayings that relate to the different seasons I’m writing about e.g. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, or I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, or It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, okay so maybe this is not going to work as it usually does.
I’ve read a lot recently about loneliness and the impact it has on people, about the toxicity of individualism and a success driven society, especially where that success is defined by the accumulation of wealth, stuff, followers or influence. How have we got ourselves into this mess? Tempting as it is to look back at… Continue reading Loneliness – the battle of our time
This is a companion piece to The Importance of Grief which I wrote about on Friday – you can read that here On this Easter Sunday my timelines on social media are full of posts about Easter and Jesus, in church this morning there were no empty spaces in the pews as so many people… Continue reading An Anatomy Hope