This week, I stood by my daughter’s grave. It didn’t feel like a year since we said goodbye. The soil had now settled, and grass had grown on the dirt that we’d shovelled on top of her tiny resting place.Read More
A few days ago, I watched a pastor praying over the coffins of two young Christians.
He knew they were rejoicing with God, but he still wept. He spoke about joy but choked on his words.Read More
Sometimes, dragging yourself out of bed on a Sunday morning and going to church is the last thing you want to do. Sometimes, you’d rather roll over and hit ‘snooze’.
There can be lots of reasons.
Maybe it’s that one person you can’t face. Maybe you’ve been going six months and still don’t feel welcome – or you’re afraid you’ll be roped in to more serving.Read More
My experience was common.
At twenty, God showed me what I was worshipping at that time in my life – and it wasn’t him. Through suffering, he showed me what we all need to learn: Our idols won’t satisfy us (Isaiah 44:9).
My response was to replace that idol with another. Maybe this one will satisfy me? But God took that from me too. And the next.Read More
My brother-in-law was born with a rare bone disease which makes it very easy to break his leg. And he has. Again and again and again.Read More
Our holiday had begun. The car was packed with Aldi bags. The toddler was packed with car snacks. And we’d made it to Weymouth.Read More
Tuesday 18th September 2018. The alarm sounds, the birds sing and the trees sway. The Lord is the same today, as he was yesterday and will be forever.Read More
We’d entered a parallel universe – some pocket of life cut out of the real world. We sat between four hospital walls, some soft furnishings and a bed.Read More
I’d never seen a coffin the size of my daughter’s – one small enough to need only a single pallbearer. Her Father.Read More
I come in the front door. My son’s screaming. I go upstairs to see him half dressed in his cot, bawling his eyes out.Read More
The BBC recently published Adam’s story – a former church leader from Phoenix, USA. One morning in September 2016, Adam woke up and …Read More
Fashion designer, Kate Spade committed suicide on Wednesday.
Sadly, it’s a story we know too well. Success. Money. She had it all. But couldn’t carry on.Read More