Permissible Not Beneficial

Grace is obviously something hard to comprehend most of the time, and even harder when we bring in the law also set down in the Bible. We are told both that the law is fulfilled by Jesus, but that none of it is removed, and even more so that grace covers our sin, that is…

Knowle Parish Magazine: Mama Vs. Clutter-Monster

(Article written 14th August 2013, and published September 2013.) My name is Elle and I’m clutter-phobic. More specifically impending baby clutter (although adult clutter isn’t much better). I am currently 18 weeks pregnant and shops are taunting me with multicoloured plastic, pink blankets, blue onesies and baby animals on everything. I walk into a department…

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…

Career vs. Motherhood: Politics of Guilt

Women as a whole are very good at judging other women and using guilt to tell each-other that we’re not doing woman-hood properly. I’ve seen it massively in feminism and wedding prep, and it is often in the church too, and it’s sad that it is likely this that is starting to give the basic…

Simplicity and Clarity: A Look At Past Interpretations

I realised pretty quickly after my last two posts that I could very easily get overwhelmed by the areas to look at, and decided to slow myself down and do a little bit more research into previous artistic interpretations of Adam & Eve, and the motives behind each. Pretty quickly I discovered the answer to…

What Am I? English, Scottish, Welsh, British, nothing at all.

This year I have actually gotten far more attached to Rugby, the sport, not the place, and watched the games with far more passion than I expected. There were a few issues with this though, the big one being that I don’t really know the rules. The other issue is my loyalty. The 6 Nations…

The Busy Month Ahead

So the summer nights are coming in and with May it brings the changes in so many people’s lives. For my husband it is almost the end of his degree and so there are deadlines and work to complete. For myself it is the end of one contract and the slight overlap with a new…