“Maybe this is your time to learn to be still.” My throat tightened: “I’m not sure I know what that means.” “Well, that’s where you start.” I had just told my dad I’d been signed off work after a scary hospital stay and introduction to the term ‘complicated pregnancy’. Minutes before, my doctor had toldContinue reading “Be still “
Hope is a tricky, tricky thing. I think we sometimes take it for granted – I know I do. It’s easy when things are running smoothly. But some days, it takes work to keep hope alive. I’ve met more doctors and nurses this summer than ever in my life (genuinely, thank the Lord for theContinue reading “Keep your hope up “
There they were: those little purple lines on my tummy. I didn’t know what kind of preggo lady I was going to be, but I certainly had some ideas: and they’ve been totally quashed. I actually got excited when I saw my stretch marks (do Stretch Mark Parties exist?) because they mean growth, and progress,Continue reading “Halfway there (and definitely living on a prayer)”
“And she said gently – that they believe when a lot of things start to go wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born – and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly asContinue reading “Interruption”
A thought on questions and why they’re worth getting right. Listen here.
Drawing inspiration from William Wilberforce, Rosa Parks and the Suffragettes, here are some thoughts on progress… Listen here.
“If thoughts corrupt language, language can also corrupt thought.” George Orwell, 1984 Today is the day of the Ashers verdict. A brief summary: a popular bakery was asked to produce a cake with a slogan promoting equal marriage, it accepted and then subsequently refused the order because of the owner’s stance on marriage. It’s aContinue reading “On language and the culture it breeds; or the day of the Ashers Verdict “
“You know, I’ve just realised we don’t have to have ALL THE THINGS DONE by December 25th.” We giggled on my front step as our breath became frost in the winter morning air. We had been discussing our weekends’ doing and going and planning for more doing and going, her with arms full of gifts to distributeContinue reading “Here’s to 2016.”
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO GO! Are you all set for Christmas? One of the funnest things about the season is, I think, picking out gifts for people. And this year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the different kinds of gifts we give. Ready to get creative? Here we go… I first became awareContinue reading “Love Languages at Christmas”
On Monday, to mark International Women’s Day, I got to attend and contribute to one of my favourite IWD events, the Titanic Foundation’s Inspire conference. Each year they ask 4 or 5 women to share their stories with delegates from secondary schools in NI. I was excited to be asked to talk about my journeyContinue reading “#DearMe”