When you have a chronic illness, it can feel like people don’t know the real you. I remember when one of my flatmates made a passing comment about how I wasn’t a particularly sociable person – she wasn’t being rude or mean, just making an observation. At the time I was working half days, so … More Not the Real Me
This is especially for you if you suffer from severe endometriosis (and those of you don’t but want to understand more). I wanted to write this because for so long I struggled to know how to express what I was going through. It took me a long time to realise this is a different kind … More Overwhelming, Oppressive Exhaustion
What do you expect when you find yourself going through a tough time? I think as Christians many of us have come to realise that we should expect suffering, that it’s not only a part of living in a fallen world but an expected part of the Christian experience on this earth. But I reckon many … More What Do You Expect?
I’ve occasionally been asked by different local church leaders how they can support student ministry, and my answer is: teach the gospel to the students in your church. Teach them that the gospel is not about a decision made at a particular point in time, but about a whole life transformed. Teach them that the … More Teach the Gospel!
I’ve had a few conversations about singleness recently and wanted to jot down some of the things I’ve been thinking through over the last few years. It’s not profound or comprehensive but maybe it’ll be helpful for someone. Whatever reason you have for wanting to be married, marriage is not going to fix it. There are a … More Singleness
I’ve been facing some challenges lately: ill-health, doctors not sure why I’m unwell, surgery to find the problem, a diagnosis but needing more surgery, long wait for second surgery, joy of finding surgery is scheduled for two weeks time, disappointment of hearing a week later that it has to be rescheduled for 2 months later. It’s been … More Contentment
I find it difficult to read Christian books. I know they are an amazing resource and some have really helped me to grow in my faith, but somehow a mindless novel is more appealing at the end of the day than delving into something that requires concentration. I recently read a couple of blog posts … More On Reading