Sandy Baby: A Breezy Arrival

Day 1. We arrive in the windy but beautiful Scottish town of St Andrews having watched the horizon of towers and stone from a distance for the last few miles. Each day we will be reviewing where we go, the food we eat, etc, all in relation… to Cub. Although we love this town from…

Faith & Action

History is full of examples of people who saw that something was wrong, or could at least be improved, and have done something about it. This action is hugely important, particularly when it comes from a place of faith, which is why I have been known to become increasingly frustrated with those people who firstly,…

Prayer: safety, humility and honesty

Prayer is a huge topic and not one I plan on covering in full now; there are also a large number of books, speakers, preachers, and structures that suggest that they know the best/easiest/most effective way to pray. Some of them have some good ideas but very rarely do they grasp the whole beautiful picture,…

Splitting My Thesis: Overwhelming Subjects Need Breaking Down

Over the last few months, as well as reasons like packing and moving, being pregnant, and the ridiculousness that is life, I have found it very difficult to contemplate the breadth of the concept I was hoping to work on. Some of my many questions/queries/issues included: Do “flaws” get airbrushed out in images of women…

First Post Urban Times: Is It Sexist? Are You Sure?

So for my first article for Urban Times I decided to talk about a thought I had the other day whilst watching my twitter feed. Let me know what you think, I would love your feedback!Is It Sexist? Are You Sure?

An Artist's Place In Christianity

I went to university and completed a Theology degree. Now I’m trying to place myself within an artistic¬†vocation. How do these two link together? Sometimes I’m not sure but then I remember what drew me to both.

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…

Concern & Hysteria: Where's the line?

I have had a number of conversations recently about violence in films, and the more respectfully rational conversations have brought up a particular stream of thought in my mind. It seems that violence in film, theatre, the arts in general, can be required. I mean to say that storylines, points within a plot, or even…

My Longest Writing Project Yet

It’s been a year since I started writing and a lot has happened. I have (in no particular order) stopped taking medication for depression, taken part in an exhibition, finished one job and started another, made money from my artwork (at least a little), designed websites, celebrated Bear’s graduation and starting a new job, had…

Questions

Sometimes I try to figure out what I want life to be. I think of family first. I could never imagine myself with a family when I was young, couldn’t imagine being married and having kids. Now I can’t imagine my future without them. Then I think of friends, fun times with amazing people I…