It's Just Theology

The Just Theology Symposium is an event I am hoping to take a group of Rayleigh Vineyarders too this year and while praying and thinking about this I collected some thoughts together. Some of this I have already spoken about at Rayleigh Vineyard, but I felt that it might be relevant to someone out there…

Into the flames

Staring into the flames is how I seem to be picturing my engagement with the news, social media, and a large part of the world about now. The events of 2016 are spilling into this new year and fear seems to be prominent in thoughts of the future. Even those who are seeking to encourage…

Mystery Plums & Real Junk Food

Today I had my first taster of an experimental jam I threw together the night before last. The satsumas/clementines that my eldest would normally decimate in just a few days had sat virtually untouched and we had lost a couple to either drying out or going mouldy. I decided to rescue them rather than feel…

Hygge, Common Sense & the Simple Things

Hygge; the new Danish trend sweeping through media suggesting that a few knitted blankets and a good book infront of the fire will solve all our issues in life. Except it won’t and that’s not even what hygge is. If I was part of the cultures that contain hygge I might feel insulted that something held…

A Open Angry Letter To UKIP

To all those in UKIP, You make me angry. I have been studying most of today about something I assumed was hardly related, and yet the more I read the more angry I became because the smug nonsense from UKIP keeps coming over the TV, radio and through the news/media. I was already pretty pissed…

My Promise to the People of Scotland

I am a British woman with very little power. I am a British woman with one vote and only my life to give. I am a British woman with a faith in God and a love of Scotland, and so I promise to the people of Scotland the following: I promise not to forget you…

News: Again To The Books!

I have news! I think it’s exciting, good news, however, it does come with the disclaimer of: “Well, of course I’m crazy. But life’s more interesting that way!” Today plenty of students across the UK are excitedly finding their results, and then with whatever they find, hoping or searching for a place in their chosen…

Mission: A Bond of Two Halves

When you think of mission, the likelihood is you picture people travelling, even if only down the road, in order to reach people who might need help in a number of ways. When travel has become easier than ever before a lot of the ideas wrapped up with mission are about the developing world, building…

A Letter To My Gay Brothers & Sisters

I write to you with humility. I don’t have all the answers. I write simply what is in my heart and if I offend at any point I hope you can forgive me, I do not intend to harm you. I have been wondering whether this was something I should say, something to write, and…