Faith

Forget eggs, take freedom

This last 12 months has made us value freedom, but I wonder how many of us are truly free?Whether you realise it or not, there is a battle going on for your soul. You and I are the target of an enemy who wants to seduce us with power, kill us with comparison and distract… Continue reading Forget eggs, take freedom

Faith, Mental Health, Parenting

When what now becomes what if

Hardships aren't easy. (The clue is in the name). But I've seen great purpose come from great pain. When I struggled with maternal mental health for a second time, and sank to such depths from which I thought my marriage and my family would never recover, I couldn't see a way out. I remember crying… Continue reading When what now becomes what if

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Faith, Lifestyle

Where is your security?

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?

Faith

The Choice – part 3

What is a good romance story without a rags to riches tale? In The Notebook we see Allie and Noah; a rich uptown girl and a working class boy. They should never have crossed paths, they were told they would never make it yet their love surpassed surpassed the doubters. They chose each other. Ruth… Continue reading The Choice – part 3

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The Choice – part 2

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

Faith, Lifestyle

The Choice – part 1

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

Faith, Lifestyle

Hope with Habakkuk

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

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Hold on 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

Faith, Lifestyle, Parenting

You are not alone

"Are you scared Mommy?" My wide eyed ten year old looked up at me from the sofa, where he has been watching the latest news unfold. I thought for a moment and took a deep breath before I answered him. I am a firm believer in telling our kids the truth, where appropriate, and I… Continue reading You are not alone

Adoption, Homeschool, Lifestyle, Parenting

Why we stopped homeschooling

I am sat drinking coffee alone in my favourite coffee shop reflecting on the last 12 months. Today is the first day back at school for our boys after we spent a year home educating them. The irony is not lost on me that it was in this coffee shop that we spent our first… Continue reading Why we stopped homeschooling