Silencing Satan

By October 31, 2017 Blog

Christians believe in the devil. We’re meant to, at least. But we can fall into extremes when thinking about him. Either he’s not there at all (and a bit of a joke), or he’s everywhere – to blame for our ingrowing toenails and lost socks. However we think of him, the devil is there and he’s deadly serious. He’s there when we lose our temper and lash out. He’s there when depression sucks us down and we feel we can’t go …Read More

But I can’t DO it!

By June 23, 2017 Blog

“Do not worry”, says Jesus in the sermon on the mount (verse reference, Matthew 6:25-34). So we worry, (or at least, I do). We worry to start with, because that’s who we are. And then we read this verse … and worry MORE, because we’re disobeying God. Telling us not to do something only shows us how impossible it is to obey.  Like telling ourselves to “be purple”. No amount of willpower makes it better. So what do we do, when we can’t …Read More

Sunday slot

By August 3, 2016 Blog

Sorry there’s no blog this week – we’re in Keswick, enjoying the lovely lakes!  As part of the week I gave a 4 minute testimony, and it’s airing along with a fab sermon (and some rousing hymns) on Radio 4, this Sunday. If you fancy listening, (and even better, praying since it’ll go out to many people), then go here. Thank-you!   Share…FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestGoogle+StumbleUponDiggemail

If You Will Be Here

By March 21, 2016 Blog

Glen’s Easter video…   Share…FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestGoogle+StumbleUponDiggemail

Dear Me

By March 7, 2016 Blog

What do you do with the past?  The ways you’ve been broken?  The things that you broke? What do you do with the voices?  The accusations?  The lies? Jesus died.  But not for me. Jesus died. But not for this. No. There is no sin that the cross does not cover.  There is no pain that Christ cannot heal. Listen to this.  A letter that a dear friend has written to her younger self.  A letter that shows what it means …Read More

Shame on You

By January 18, 2016 Blog

January is built upon shame. The drinks you shouldn’t have had. The gym you should have joined. The presents you shouldn’t have bought and the debts you need to pay. The relationships you need to rebuild, the boss you just can’t please, the kids you’re poisoning with fish fingers, the resolutions you’ve already broken, the recycling you should have taken out. Some of it matters and some of it doesn’t, but it’s hard to tell the difference.  I’m ashamed of my sin and …Read More

Why I love Him

By December 9, 2015 Blog

He loved me first. He’s never too busy. He treated men and women equally in a time when no-one else did. Everything I love was made by Him. He invited me into His family. He will never abandon me or leave me or hurt me. He knows me inside-out and still, He stays. He hates injustice and abuse. He is Lord over all creation – yet He made Himself a tiny dependent baby. When the soldiers said, “If you’re God’s son, come down from …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

Two Pictures

By April 3, 2015 Blog

A joint post with Glen If you come to our house and climb the stairs, you’ll see two paintings – both by a good (and very talented) friend of ours. The first – a picture of Jesus crucified – was a wedding gift. The second was commissioned for my birthday – a portrait of our 3 month old daughter. The pictures hang side by side but though the artist is the same, they couldn’t be more different. One is a portrait of new life, the other of death. One is …Read More

Free To Be

By December 2, 2014 Blog

Here’s a question. Do you feel more free as as Christian than you did as a non-Christian? Do you feel more free than your non-Christian friends? Half of me shouts ‘Yes! Of COURSE! Jesus has taken all my shame and my mess.  He’s nailed it to the cross.  In return, He’s given me His goodness – and Himself.  There are times – especially when I’m singing, or praying or with other believers, when I can feel it, right down to …Read More