Church

It’s Coming Home

If you’ve been in the UK over the last few weeks, it’s very likely you’ll have heard (or have at least seen on Facebook) the words “It’s coming home”. Football fever and the World Cup have well and truly taken over. I wouldn’t call myself a football fan, but the buzz and excitement surrounding this year’s World Cup tournament has been unavoidable. People have changed plans, taken time off work, businesses have made arrangements to close early, and churches have cancelled meetings…doesn’t sound right, does it? [Click title to read more]

Music

Dear Christian Parent, Introduce Your Child To Jamie Grace

I first heard Jamie Grace on a family vacation in Florida when local Christian radio station Z88.3 played one of her songs. For anyone who doesn’t know, Jamie Grace is a Christian singer, songwriter and musician (and pastor’s kid!) and, in my opinion, she is one of the most positive influences out there. If you are a parent, a guardian, a grandparent, an Aunt, an Uncle, a sibling, a cousin, or just a friend or trusted adult in a child or young person’s life, I could not encourage you strongly enough to make sure and introduce the children and young people in your life to Jamie Grace. [Click title to read more]

Personal

For They Shall Be Comforted

Grief is a funny thing. It completely flips everything on it's head. I’m lucky to have had to experience it only a small number of times. These last four weeks, I have experienced the most intense grief I’ve ever felt. There are things I have learned and truths I have been reminded of that I want to put on record. Things that I want to share with you for your own experience, but also as a reminder and comfort for my future self should the time come when I’m revisited by grief. [Click title to read more]

Life

Dear Dad…Happy Father’s Day!

Dear Dad, Happy (Belated) Father’s Day! Today, like every day, I am thankful for you. For you as Father, but also as Pastor, because for as long as you’ve been my Father, you’ve also been my Pastor – these two things have always gone hand in hand. But, growing up as both your daughter and one of your congregation, I saw a side to your role as Pastor that not many others will ever see. [Click title to read more]

Personal

How To Take A Stand

In last week’s blog, we looked at what it means to stand for something – to believe in something so much that you’re willing to fall, even die, for it. This week, I’d like to follow that up by exploring how to take a stand. As we mentioned previously, taking a stand doesn’t necessarily mean shouting the other person down, or having a big fight. Not at all. You don’t have to be loud and aggressive to make a point. You can take a stand just as you are. Even the meek can take a stand that is powerfully gentle and sensitive, and yet have it make a difference. [Click title to read more]

Church

What Will You Fall For?

Within the first ten minutes of Broadway musical Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton hits Aaron Burr with a weighty question – “If you stand for nothing, Burr, what will you fall for?” So, in the opening paragraph of this blog post, I’m going to cut to the chase, and ask you the same question. If you stand for nothing, Christian friend, what will you fall for? [Click title to read more]