Snow , sleet, ice and plenty of murderous thoughts.

I quite like the snow; the perfect blankety whiteness first thing in the morning,  kids being pushed/pulled in sleds and the sheepish smiles and the feeling of, ‘we’re in this together’ between neighbours, as we tramp through the snow drifts. This morning, I stepped out into aforementioned ‘perfect blankety whiteness’ and stopped to take a […]

Surviving the worst thing in the world…

I had an amazing day and through a series  of coincidences, over a cup of coffee, I got chatting to a visitor, who told me his story. The conversation started off by comparing notes on countries we’d been to, places we’d seen and then, next thing you know, he’s telling me about the worst thing […]

Death, divorce and a happy ending

I’m sitting on the edge of my hotel bed in Nepal, with the room curtains flung wide open. It’s a huge window and outside in the clear, night sky, a thousand stars are twinkling away over the top of the Himalayas, the crickets are chirruping madly and I’m perched here, thinking about my fantastic week. […]

When God doesn’t answer prayer…

Yesterday, we were at the National Day of Prayer in Wembley. I never really know what to expect of big, corporate expressions of faith like these.   While on my travels to other countries, I’ve been to a few which have been haphazardly-organised and I’ve also been to some lovely ones, where it felt like God turned up and […]