I don’t know if it’s the same for you, but I was so glad when 2020 ended. So much had happened that year; so much had changed in ways I never would have imagined or planned. Friend, it got to the end of 2020 and I was SO ready for the year to be over.
(BLOGMAS DAY 8) We had our church carol service last night, and it was so lovely. We all stood in the church garden, bundled into our coats and mittens and wrapped in scarves to keep out the biting wind. The kids cracked glow bracelets; the adults sipped mulled wine. The garden was packed and peopleContinue reading “In The Bleak Midwinter”
My house smells delicious. Well, it’s about to anyway. Since everyone in my family will be working or at school tomorrow, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving at the weekend instead of on the actual day.
I’ll be honest… I’ve never been great at memorising scripture. It’s something I want to work on, but it’s never really been something I’ve been all too brilliant at. There are, however, a few passages that my parents taught me and my sisters when we were younger, that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. WeContinue reading “Love Like Jesus”
It was a Wednesday evening more than a month ago when the rain finally came. The heatwave that had swept across England was just about over, and the rain was long overdue. The air was clammy and hot when I felt the first, fat drops. We ran inside clutching as much as we could andContinue reading “The Rain”
When we were much younger, my sister and I shared a room. We had these white wooden bunk beds with matching pink patchwork bedding… I slept on the top and she slept on the bottom. Each night, before we would go to bed, my mom would come in to say goodnight and go through ourContinue reading “Turn Your Eyes”
Some years ago I was shopping with my mom and I came across a birthday card with a sequence of three pictures of a giraffe on it. In the top picture, the giraffe had just arrived at a party and had eagerly knocked on the door, holding a present and card. In the second picture,Continue reading “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
This week is mental health awareness week and in England, 1 in 4 people suffer with mental health conditions each year. Friend, that is a lot of people. It could be the man next to you on the bus; the woman who bagged your groceries; your sibling or you friend. For so, so many people,Continue reading “Jesus Cares About Your Mental Health”
To the girl.
There must be something more than this. Have you ever thought that to yourself? Have you ever thought that there must be something… anything, more than this half-hearted life you’re existing in? Something more exciting than the mundane 9-to-5 routine that you follow, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year? Something more adventurous thanContinue reading “A Life-Giving Kind of Life”