Friends of Iron

I am not talking about an iron that smoothes out creases. I am talking about iron that sharpens iron – think of a iron blade or axe. When two of these meet each other their friction and interaction sharpens the other. Both utensils are mutually sharpened and improved for their purposes, simply for having scraped … More Friends of Iron

18 inches

Have you ever heard the phrase: The longest distance to travel is the 18 inches between our head and our heart. I know. Cliched or what? I can barely believe I just typed it, and actually started this post with it. I promise not to say it ever again. Never. But there’s an ironic truth … More 18 inches

Loving from afar.

I write this as someone with a heart to change the way I live, someone who does not have this sorted (not nearly), but who is wrestling with how to go about this. How to become the hands and feet of a better way forward – wanting to live out a life which, if replicated, would … More Loving from afar.

Church, humans and grit.

Like many I’m sure, I have considered leaving my church. For anyone reading this who goes to the same church as me: panic not, I’m afraid you’re stuck with me for the foreseeable future. “The worship isn’t free enough” “The prayer isn’t often enough” “The talks arent applicable enough” “The service isn’t long enough” (you can … More Church, humans and grit.

As if I’m free.

Did you know that the bible never actually talks about forgiving yourself? It obviously mentions God’s lavish grace and forgiveness for us, and also mentions how we should forgive those who do wrong by us – but never us forgiving ourselves. For a while I’d been struggling with the concept of forgiving myself. Not with … More As if I’m free.

Student Life: Is this the strangest life stage?

I’m a student. Automatically when I announce that little fact about myself, I’ve seen a flurry of presumptions, assumptions and stereotypes cross the mind of the person I’ve shared that with. I’m in full-time education therefore, I’m limited in my understanding of the ‘real world’. I can’t stand early mornings and am generally lazy. I … More Student Life: Is this the strangest life stage?

When prayer becomes just another thing on the to-do-list.

It’s the beginning of a new term for me, and my final year at uni has begun. Already I find myself tired, drained and in a continuum of low level stress. Each year of growing up brings extra dimensions of life into the picture, more people to care about, an ever nearing future to figure … More When prayer becomes just another thing on the to-do-list.