Dear churches…

I’m the kind of gal who grew up in the church. Church has always been my home, my safe place and I knew from an early age the dangers of becoming a ‘church hopper’. There was a frequently used analogy, ‘a coal out of the fire, on the hearth, quickly goes cold.’ And I think […]

How to send an email (the Biblical way)

Late one balmy evening, King David was strolling across his roof terrace when, in the distance, he spotted a neighbour’s wife, Bathsheba, bathing on her rooftop. Shoving to one side the inconvenient fact that she was already married (to a soldier called Uriah), David sent for her and they slept together. As a result, she […]

It’s time to wake up…

About a month ago now, I had a really amazing and lovely encounter with God. If I’m honest, I wasn’t expecting it to change my life quite so dramatically, but it has. The only thing I can say, is that my eyes have been opened to this whole new world, a whole new spiritual reality. […]

When celebrities do good things…

I was watching a TV chat show the other night. You probably know the kind; celebrity interviewer deposits 3 or 4 other celebrities on a sofa, grills them lightly with safe, pre-arranged questions, all the while hoping there won’t be a monstrous clash of VIP egos.   Usually, the celebs are wheeled in by eager-eyed […]

When you don’t know what to believe…

When I graduated from university, I landed a job working for a TV show.  It was an exciting time, a big move to London, my first real house and a proper job, surrounded by all the glitz (and drama) that came with live TV.  I spent my mornings on set, running about, checking all my […]

You’re never too old to start again…

I’ve been thinking this week about Ruth…the one in the Bible.I read the story again recently and I was gripped. Ruth was a survivor. She’d left her home to move in with her husband and his family. But one-by-one, her husband had died, as had his dad and his brother, so now she was living […]

Are you looking in the wrong place? 

It was a warm, balmy night and sweat trickled down their temples as they waited quietly in the inky darkness.  The nets were slung low over the side of the fishing boat and to pass the time, the disciples whispered to each other, hardly daring to move in case they disturbed the fish. They were worn […]

What Netflix and the Bible have in common…

I read a tweet the other day about the Bible, which left me feeling a bit confused. The gist of the post was that while the Bible is important, reading it doesn’t necessarily make me a ‘good’ Christian.   After all, before the printed press, most people (other than Priests and people who were super […]

One good reason to stop posting your good deeds on Facebook

Picture the scene.  You’re in a fast food restaurant (choose your favourite) and a person who you suspect is homeless, walks in and then starts to pick up and eat food which has been left behind on trays. What do you do? You might ignore the unfolding situation. You might walk out in disgust.  You […]

Your life could change…today…

Isaac was an only child.  Well, he had a half brother, (an old family skeleton, they’d rather forget) but Ishmael was long gone now and Isaac was left at home with his elderly dad Abraham. His mum Sarah had died several years before. The family were wealthy landowners, had everything materially they could wish for, but Isaac was […]