Dear churches…

I grew up in the church. Church has always been my home and 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 that’s true, being part […]

Giving honour…even if it’s not deserved. 

I was on a plane yesterday when I overheard a conversation between two passengers sitting next to me.  Woman: What do you do back home? Man: I serve in the military. Woman:  Wow, that’s great, thank you for your service. Man:  Well, you all are worth it. In the US (where I am, at the […]

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 […]

Dear woman on the beach

Dear woman on the beach I doubt you will ever read this, but writing it down helps me to focus my thinking. On Saturday morning, you were walking along the beach on the North Wales coast with your dog, when you met my dad who was also out for a walk, with our family Labradoodle. […]