A stunted prickly bush or a green flourishing tree?

A stunted prickly bush or a green flourishing tree. What makes the difference? Begrudgingly resigned to circumstances or contentedly accepting of circumstances. What makes the difference? Resentful, glum and frustrated or content, at peace and cheerful. What makes the difference? Perhaps it comes down to what we expect in life. Jesus’ words in Mark 8:34-37 … More A stunted prickly bush or a green flourishing tree?


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

On Reading

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


Have you noticed that the justice system (of western countries anyway) is becoming less and less about providing justice? The concept used to be that if you committed a crime you should be punished in accordance with the severity of the crime. The justice system was about acting on behalf of the community to sentence … More Justice