Mum’s story: April 1st

Today I’m beginning a new series of posts which relate to key parts of the story of my late mother, it’s impact on my life and the lives of others, and the lessons I learned from it – all told through the lens of my experience. This series will culminate on...

Lent: Positive action for God

Lent is upon us. It’s a time when we decide to give things up, to stop doing things, make a sacrifice for God. I’m giving up chocolate and chips, and limiting myself to one dvd a week for Lent. So why do we give things up for Lent? Do we do it because it’s ‘the thing...

Soul Speak: My Psalm 25

Recently I posted an interpretation of Psalm 139, rewritten from my own experience, to include and be part of my own story. As if I was writing it from my own perspective right here, right now. I thought it was such a great experience which drew me so close to God,...

Romantic spirituality

Romance. We all love it don’t we? This week was Valentine’s Day – which our consumer society has made a day about romance (I don’t say love, deliberately…if only it were a day about real love) – and there’s nothing like a great romantic story. Many...

The ‘Strong Woman’

Today we have another guest post, on an area that’s come up a lot on the blog in recent times, the issue of gender, and particularly our perceptions of women. It’s by Jo Royal, an Assistant Pastor and blogger from Basingstoke. She has a lot to say on the...