Bias Binding: The Effect of Gendered Clothing On The World

Here’s a riddle for you: One day a father and son are driving down a country road when they are involved in a dramatic and horrific car crash. The father is killed immediately and the boy is rushed to hospital unconscious. His injures are severe and so he is taken swiftly to the emergency room…

"I'm Angry" & How I Healed

It is now over a year since I had my second miscarriage, lost the child that I have since come to call Kari. Shortly after I went through a point of feeling incredibly angry, and although it was done in a blog post form, it was never published. It’s only now that I feel I…

How Dare They.

“He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions Eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are And how great Your affections are for me.” How He Loves,…

The Truth About True Love

There was a time I felt particularly strongly that a talk I was asked to give at an event in University should be about love. I was pretty sure it was God telling me this because I had no reason to think I knew anything about love at all. I was long-term single, pretty sure…

My Birth Story: Slow Progress

I wrote most of this for my child, because when you are desperate for your child to turn up you start to talk to them about them maybe moving sometime soon. I hope you find it interesting, amusing, or whatever you need it to be. For me it is a record of a sort and…

Worth (Part III): Enough For God's Plan

In the first two parts of this series we looked at two important points: It’s all about God: He says you are worthy. He chose you, He knows you, and calls you worthy (that means He already knows everything… everything). But what for? What could God possibly need us for, even if he does seem…

Digging Through Layers: Dealing With My Feelings Of Guilt & Fear

This time last year I was trying to deal with my first miscarriage. Since then I have gone through that horrific experience for a second time, and I didn’t expect it to be harder. I also didn’t expect how much time it would take to dig through all the layers of feelings and issues I…

Heritage and History

Recently I’ve been looking to the past. Not in a way that drags me down in regrets, but in a way that helps me find out where I’m from, where my family descended from, what they were doing, where they went and what they did. I wanted to be able to know for sure who…

A Kids Place in Nature

Yesterday I read an article about how the National Trust have released a list of 50 things a kid should do out in nature before they are twelve, similar to 101 things to do before you die fads that went round a few years ago, as well as the regular 100 books to read, which…