Brexit is something new, something uncertain and something unclear. It is an unchartered time for us as a nation. We are not sure what to expect or what to hope for.
The people in the Bible had a similar experience of entering into unchartered times when they were exiled by the Babylonians. Continue reading “Exile 4”
Psalm 79 is described as a psalm of disorientation. It describes the devastation caused by invaders, the fear that God has abandoned his people and the uncertainty they have about continuing to trust in God. Continue reading “Exile 3”
So, it’s time for the next instalment on Exile.
There is an important question that we have to ask ourselves in order to understand more about the situations we find ourselves in. And it is this:
Am I responsible for what happens in my life?
In other words, should we be held accountable for our actions or should we class ourselves as victims of circumstance? Continue reading “Exile 2”
I like nuts and apricots a lot, so what better than finding a recipe that uses them both? This recipe comes from a book my Mum gave to me when she realised that she had two of the same book. I was looking through it to see if anything looked good and I came across these. Continue reading “Apricot and Nut Crunchies”
We have now started a sermon series on Exile at church.
It ties into themes that are contemporary and relevant, especially with an uncertain future in terms of Brexit on the horizon.
And, although this series is designed with the wider circumstances of our lives as a people in mind, it seems that it can also be a very personal theme too. Continue reading “Exile”
I can tell it’s been happening.
I can tell it’s been getting out of control.
And I have mixed feelings about that.
Continue reading “Do you want to get well?”
I really enjoy writing poetry.
Recently I decided to have a look through some of the poems I have written over recent years. I found this one and it made me smile so I thought I would share it on here. Continue reading “When Giant met Mouse”
I came across this recipe when I had 75g of butter left and needed to use it up before I left my house at uni for the summer. I have made this recipe a few times and it makes very impressive cookies.
Continue reading ““Anything Goes” Cookies”
A modern classic drama, Kindertransport has been on at Nottingham Playhouse for most of October 2018. I went to see it with a friend and we both really enjoyed it. It was historical yet relevant. The story was interesting and you were able to lose yourself in what was happening on the stage. Continue reading “Kindertransport”
When life is tough, when it seems like a struggle to face each day, when it seems like things are at their very worst then I have to take the effort to recall that I am in a better place than I was earlier this year, that it is tough but I have made a lot of progress. Continue reading “Change – slow but sure”