We recently received some income and felt like we finally had a financial buffer. Then today we were hit with a huge car repair bill that wiped out all bar a couple of hundred pounds of it. I felt like I had been punched in the stomach and I’m guessing this is how the Israelites… Continue reading Where is your security?
Being on your own can be scary, and even more so in the times of Ruth in the Old Testament. However, the choices that Ruth made led to her being placed in the Royal bloodline. Last time we looked at how Ruth chose to stay with her mother in law, Naomi. That in itself was… Continue reading The Choice – part 2
I am a sucker for a romantic movie, and my favourite one of all time is The Choice (closely followed by The Notebook). Both movies feature couples whose love beats all the odds and whose choices affect their entire lives. We find a similar love story in the book of Ruth, a woman who was… Continue reading The Choice – part 1
We could all do with a little bit of hope right now. The world is unsettled and uncertain, nothing is sure and things feel a little bit hopeless. This is just how Habakkuk felt. 600BC Israel was being invaded, the fig trees did not bloom, the fruit did not grow, the crops failed, the flocks… Continue reading Hope with Habakkuk
Do you love HIIT? I do because I don't have time for hour long workouts and need something that is going to give me the most impact. I have discovered that approaching my Bible as a HIIT workout right now is super helpful too. Let me explain why. I have been studying the book of… Continue reading HIIT with Habakkuk
The UK has been in lockdown for three weeks and we have just been told that this will be extended by at least another three weeks. Halfway can seem like such a hopeless place. Not at the beginning, no where near the end, and it can leave us asking where is God in all of… Continue reading Hold on with Habakkuk
I got it wrong today. Okay not just today, but spectacularly so on this occasion. This time it was with my middle child, my easiest by far and my least demanding. He is so often overshadowed by his more vocal siblings or overlooked as he is generally happy to go with the flow. We were… Continue reading The Home School Diaries #3
Just do it. That wonderful strapline, coined by Nike, that reminds me of my tendency to procrastinate at any given moment in order to avoid the inevitable. Why is it that when deadlines are looming I find an insuppressible urge to clean my house, when I should be dealing with an issue head on I… Continue reading Just do it