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…

Mother God: A Childish Caricature

Recently it was Mother’s Day here in the UK and honestly I’m not sure I feel I’ve been a mother long enough to have much to do with it. Inspired by the holiday, however, I came up with a little amusing way of looking at the characteristics of motherhood shown by God. I believe God has…

Breastfeeding: Shameful? Hardly!

The story of “Roman Charity” (Caritas romana) is recorded in De Factis Dictisque Memorabilibus Libri IX by the historian Valerius Maximus as an example of Roman honour. Pero secretly breastfed her elderly father who has been sentenced to death by starvation. Her act of selflessness impresses the officials when she is found out and it wins her…

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…

Teaching: Things I've Learnt So Far

My mother-in-law told me before I started teaching that firstly I would love it, but secondly I could blag it and do it easily. I’m not sure she was completely right. I have enjoyed it in some ways, and been overwhelmed by stress in other ways. I also did not in anyway blag it –…

Working Through Levels of Fear

On Monday I started my new job and I started to plan out the two classes that I’ve been asked to teach come September. Both of these are/were a little bit… quite a lot terrifying. Although I know the people will be lovely, and I have been asked to do these things because at least…

Progress in the Art Sphere!

I’ve been putting a lot more work into trying to make some of that paper stuff… you know.. money, recently as I finished my contract with Tayside YoungLives. It has included the recently posted Graduation Photography plan, and just spending far more time on art rather than just spare time I scrape together. I also…