An encounter with a ‘ghost’?

I should say upfront, I don’t believe in ‘ghosts’.  I believe that when you die, you die. Your spirit leaves the earth,no lingering, no hanging about, no haunting.  Having said that, I still believe the supernatural world is very real.  I believe there’s an epic battle taking place around us constantly, a fight for what’s…

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What to do when you’re feeling blue. 

I had a ‘blue day’ recently.   It was a combination of being over tired, thinking that a couple of glasses of red wine would help me sleep, non-healthy eating, complicated by getting bad news from a friend, which all conspired to chuck me into the doldrums.   I woke up one morning uncharacteristically low,…

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Praying in hospital corridors.

One week ago on Sunday night at 9.55pm, I was walking down a long, deserted hospital corridor, waiting for news. Earlier in the day, my mum was rushed in to A&E with terrible stomach pains and bleeding. The doctors knew something was wrong, but they didn’t know what.   Finally at 8pm, after hours of…

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Are you worried?

A few weeks ago, I had a bad cough and cold which kept me stuck indoors for about a week.  Fast forward a month later, I was still feeling a bit ‘off’ so late one night, I decided to google. Now anyone who’s got a smidge of medical knowledge will tell you,never, ever Google medical…

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Are you destroying yourself?

This week, I’ve been gripped by another Netflix special; Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Jessica is a tortured, messed-up, alcoholic private investigator who has a secret – she’s also a superhero. She developed the gift of super strength after surviving a car accident which killed her whole family. She’s now mostly alone in the world, trying to…

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When you’re not invited to the party.

Recently, I found myself sitting on the edge of a clique I wasn’t part of.  The large group of friends was huddled together, laughing, sharing funny in-jokes, and probably (hopefully) unaware that someone was sitting on the edge, feeling like they weren’t invited to the party.    I always used to think that only kids…

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One Hell of a storm.

It had been a really long day.  Dusty, tired, achey, Jesus had walked miles, preached all day and everywhere he went, he was mobbed by people wanting more, more, more, help, healing, hope.…absolutely anything he could give them.   I suspect on the Myers Briggs scale, Jesus would have been an introvert.  He gave out a…

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I’m glad I woke up today.

I’m in Kenya this week, part of a crew making a documentary for Compassion. This is my sixth or seventh time to an African country and arriving is always a bit of a sensory overload; hot air, shimmery green grass, red clay roads, belching motorbikes, a blaze of market stalls, swanky hotels, guesthouses made of tin,…

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It’s not over till God says it’s over.

Shummanite Shumnaite Shunammite – the word is Shunammite. I can barely pronounce her name, let alone spell it, but today I was reading about the (un-named) Shunammite lady in the Bible. Her name isn’t mentioned. All we’re told is that she was married to a very wealthy man and that she was kind and generous.…

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