Help! Here’s How:

By November 25, 2015 Blog

1. Take off my label.  If I’m going to move forward, I need to know that I am more than this. I can’t yet see it.  But you can help me grow into someone that doesn’t yet exist. 2. Be real. The gospel says we’re made of the same sinful, broken, redeemed, grace-hungry stuff. Show me this is true.  Don’t pity or patronise me. Be my friend. 3. Point up, not in. I want you to save me.  I want you to …Read More

True Detective

By November 16, 2015 Blog

I’ve always loved detective dramas – but not just for the tweed. You start with lots of questions. (Why is the heiress so secretive? Who took the candlesticks? What caused the fire in the library?) Frankly, it’s a bit of mess. So, you call in an expert.  Poirot, Marple or Morse. Then, you watch them work out the answers. Conflicts are resolved, wounds are healed and patterns emerge from chaos. A confession and a solution – all in 60 minutes.   That’s the …Read More

The Wounded Healer

By November 9, 2015 Blog

There’s a girl who is hurting.  She says she’s ok. But her scars tell you different.  She says ” look away.” Others have hurt her. They seem to have gone. But she says she can’t stop it and everything’s wrong. It doesn’t make sense.  She says, Stop Being Weird. But the pain she controls is what squashes her fears. Because it works; and nothing else does. Because the people she loves hurt her; and now the pain feels like love. Because she needs to …Read More

Love God

By November 2, 2015 Blog

So I’ve met this guy…and I think he’s The One!  My church friends like him and He’s good with people. We talk all the time and are never apart.  When I’m with him I get this amazing swooshy feeling in my tummy. He’s super-smart, creative, kind and has a good sense of humour, but serious too. He always cheers me up when I feel down and he’s always doing amazing stuff to prove how much he loves me. How did we meet? At home group.  His …Read More

Severe Mercy

By October 29, 2015 Blog

My favourite verse: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9). I identify as someone who’s weak.  And often, I despise it.  The way my brain stumbles, but tells me that it knows the way.  The things I find hard, that others find easy.  My fears.  My …Read More

Redemption Song

By October 26, 2015 Blog

Here’s an interview I did for Songs of Praise, (my bit’s about ten mins in). Thank you much for all your prayers and support.  They are HUGELY appreciated. CLICK HERE       Image source   Share…


By October 19, 2015 Blog

1. sometimes you’ll feel angry or sad or overwhelmed or unsafe or crazy.  These feelings are not the truth. They are feelings and they will pass. 2. your circumstances will change. Suffering has a ‘used by’ date. Only Jesus’ future is forever. There is hope. You will feel better. 3. when everyday tasks feel overwhelming, breathe and remind yourself to go a step at a time.  Try to keep to routines; but don’t beat yourself up when you can’t. 4. you may feel alone …Read More

Go Your Own Way (As Long as it’s Ours)

By October 12, 2015 Blog

It’s nonsense to say that Christianity is religious and the world is not. The world is filled with religion.  And this religion is far more judgemental, far more legalistic, far more moral and far more exclusive than the gospel. This religion tells you that: your body is salvation your happiness is paramount your choices are truth your hope is yourself. In this religion, independence is salvation. ‘Think different’ - but only to a point. Christians, after all, are shockingly intolerant. But step outside the …Read More

You Can Do It?

By October 5, 2015 Blog

You can be anything you want to be. Nonsense.   Maybe you want to be a pilot – but your eyesight is too weak. Maybe you want to be married – but you’re still single. Maybe you want to go to uni – but you can’t afford it. Maybe you want to be a six foot blonde with a golden tan.  But you’re an short brunette and you burn in the sun.   Maybe you want to be a gnu with green eyebrows. …Read More

Losing the Key

By September 25, 2015 Blog

Last night I was giving my testimony. It was a 6 hour journey to our venue and the baby was screaming. Glen and I argued in the car. I hadn’t looked at my notes, we were running late and when we arrived, the hotel couldn’t find our booking. I felt tired and flat and grumpy and useless. It seemed impossible that God could use me in any way. I hadn’t had the right build-up. My preparations had been thrown out, …Read More