Taylor Swift is back in an explosion of sugary, Poppins-in-Paris goodness. (You’ll see what I mean when you watch the video).Read More
Israel had lost God (1 Samuel 4:22). The Philistines had captured the ‘ark of the covenant’ – the symbol of God’s presence and glory.
But the Philistines’ mistreatment of the ark wrought havoc. God smashed their idols (1 Samuel 5:4) and brought the bubonic plague on its capturers (1 Samuel 5:6).
So the people of Ashdod passed the ark to the people of Gath. They passed it to the people of Ekron who didn’t want it either.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
I got a new pair of trainers in the sales. I was looking forward to wearing them out for the first time. They were comfy, suitable for the cold weather and – m̶̶ost importantly – they were pink.
Maybe I’d get a few compliments?Read More
O Holy Night is my favourite Christmas carol. I love the middle of the first verse: A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious dawn ‘Weariness’ is the right word for our times.Read More
After a few years of Brexit talks and Donald Trump’s tweets, there really is nothing better than the Eurovision Song Contest.
For me, it could be renamed the let’s-all-just-chill-out-and-have-some-fun contest.Read More
One of the best things about this time of year is scoffing leftover Creme Eggs.Baker and author, Ruby Tandoh, feels the same way.Read More
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.