When your pastor has an affair…

Years ago, I was part of a thriving, lively church, with a lovely pastor, who had an affair. I arrived at church one Sunday morning, all expectant for a great service, but there was an unexpected somber tone to the meeting. At the end, it was announced that one of the pastors had admitted to…

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If you’re dreading Christmas…

At work, we often get to interview people who’ve done remarkable things or who are deserving of something really special. Last week I got chatting to a lady who lost her baby daughter earlier this year, to a hideous, awful illness called Edwards Syndrome. Her daughter lived for just 90 days. Despite having to care…

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Why are we so surprised when Christians mess up?

A website called Ashley Madison was hacked.  In case you missed the story, Ashley Madison is a dating and ‘casual encounters’ website for people who are married and want to have an affair. The names and email addresses of many of its members were leaked on the dark web and one name in particular stood…

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Never forsaken, never forgotten.

Ever feel like you’re being squeezed? Between a rock and a hard place? Stuck in the middle? Or any other metaphor for just simply going through a rubbish time? Yes…me too…especially at the moment. The details aren’t important, but last week after a few days of (unsuccessfully) navigating my way through things, stuff came to…

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There is Hope…

2012 was a BIG year for me and for some of my friends. Some babies arrived, an old friend passed away, another friend was diagnosed with a serious illness and a couple of marriages fought for survival (and lost). In many ways, 2012 could have been a year of terrible disappointment; things that many of…

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A box of memories

Tucked away at the back of my mirrored wardrobe is a sturdy green shoebox. Inside is my life – or at least a record of my life, from love-crazed teenage diaries to funny little mementoes I’ve kept from overseas trips. Every now and then I’ll drag the shoebox out and laugh at the strange things I…

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