Interruption

“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”

So you want to end human trafficking…

There is something inside you that screams when you hear about the precious lives of men, women, and children who are coerced and exploited in the name of money, or power, or greed. Maybe you’ve heard a story of someone who was trafficked and you just can’t get them out of your mind. Or maybeContinue reading “So you want to end human trafficking…”

Here’s to 2016.

“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.”

An Advent Reflection: Home

I sat on the bathroom floor, hoping the cold tiles would relieve the warmth I felt in my tears that were erasing the effort I had made to at least look sparkly in the absence of feeling even remotely joyous. It was my first Christmas in Northern Ireland since I was two. We had justContinue reading “An Advent Reflection: Home”

CHARITY: LOVE IN ACTION

People usually give up things for Lent. My friend Sarah, on the other hand, decided to take on the challenge of blogging every day (just as she has returned to work after having the cutest little baby boy!) on different themes around faith. She invited me to guest post today on the topic of ‘charity’.Continue reading “CHARITY: LOVE IN ACTION”

TWO YEARS ON

Tragedy struck my dear friend and her family two years ago and I think we’ll always remember the day it happened, as well as the subsequent moments of tearful whys and twists and corners that just didn’t seem fair, which Charlotte and her family walked through with such bravery. Charlotte has written the raw reflections youContinue reading “TWO YEARS ON”

January Book 4: Things We Couldn’t Say

January’s 4th and final book was actually its third in that I started reading it after the one on Popeye people, or Holy Discontent…but I finished it last – in fact, I finished it yesterday, on the 2nd of February. Oops! The book was Things We Couldn’t Say, by Diet Eman. In a word, IContinue reading “January Book 4: Things We Couldn’t Say”

January Book 3: Undaunted

The third book I had lined up to read in January was Christine Caine’s new book, Undaunted. Caine has a fascinating life story which she draws from in the book as a means of explaining how it fuels the things she is involved in; specifically, in founding and directing the A21 Campaign, a global anti-slaveryContinue reading “January Book 3: Undaunted”