God is not a one hit wonder

Back in November, I wrote about an amazing experience I had, Surprised by God. And at the time, if I’m honest, a little part of me thought, ‘well, that’s amazing…now it’s time to get on with it’. So, I dug deep, found my ‘Dunkirk spirit’, donned my British stiff upper lip and decided to march […]

I got trolled…

I got trolled! My last blog post on the subject of Joel Osteen generated some pretty negative online responses from strangers.  Within an hour of posting, I’d sent several rather nasty comments straight to the Spam folder, which among other things, accused me of making up the story and oh, my particular favourite, the suggestion that […]

The curse of social shaming

Recently, my Social Media newsfeed has been an angry place.  People have been shouting at strangers,  name-calling, mocking and there’s been tales of petty politics, poor customer service and rants against people, systems and things. Name and shame seems to be the current trend and it reminded me of two viral stories from a few […]

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 […]

A Facebook mugging…

Picture the scene; A family attired in Christmas jumpers, rosy-cheeked, gathered round an open fire after a bracing country walk. There’s a huge home cooked dinner on the table, a twinkly Christmas tree shimmering merrily in the corner, happy chatter, hearts all aglow. If Facebook is to be believed, this was the scene for many […]

The curse of Facebook envy….

I opened my Facebook app yesterday morning, took a quick whizz through my news feed and then, with a sense of gloom, logged out feeling just a smidge depressed. I think it was a bit of a grey day anyway – you know how it goes – not enough sleep and a few grumpy moments, […]