Queen Elizabeth II and a Legacy of Tension

Queen Elizabeth II and a Legacy of Tension

Since Thursday 8 September, according to the news, the world has been turned upside down. The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has caused untold levels of sadness, grief and mourning across the country, and even the world. Or at least that is what the news...

Being socially anxious and overcoming it

Being socially anxious and overcoming it

This is an old post... as in from my last blog, which I closed down at the end of 2017 in order to launch Finding Chaya. So why revisit it now? Because once again I am finding myself moving to a city to be part of a large church where one service is double the size of...

For the love of…

For the love of…

How would you finish a sentence that began "For the love of..."? Automatically, I want to finish it with "all that is holy" even though I know how blasphemous it sounds. You probably chose a similar ending - something that conveys shock, surprise, or maybe...

Loving at Walking Speed

Loving at Walking Speed

Love moves at 3mph, the speed of walking.

I liked this idea. God moved slowly because he wanted to take the time to talk with and get to know those He “walked with”. But as with so many metaphors used to explain theological concepts, it didn’t really sink in. We talk about walking with God so much that it has almost lost meaning. We infer that Adam and Eve walked in the Garden of Eden with God and know that Jesus walked with His disciples – relationships that were built at walking pace.

Yet this all happened in the Bible. In 2019, we lived in a world where walking had become an anomaly. Pre-Covid, life was lived at such a pace that the only socially acceptable options seemed to be driving everywhere, even places that were less than half an hour away by foot. The only places I know this not to be the case are cities where traffic is so bad and the geography so flat that cycling is quicker. As someone who chose to walk everywhere within a 30-minute radius, and was often questioned for that choice, I can say that at least British society does not think walking is a logical or sane option.

My Good List #1

My Good List #1

First up, I have a confession: this is not my idea. I'm 100% borrowing (hopefully not stealing) this idea from Tsh Oxenrider, who is perhaps the one creator who has had the biggest impact on my life over the last three years at least. She first wrote about 'The Good...

Word of the Year 2021: Agape Love… again

Word of the Year 2021: Agape Love… again

Last year, I wrote a post on how I wanted to pick 'romantic' as my Word of the Year (WotY) but then realised that it didn't match up with the person I wanted to be. So instead I chose 'agape', greek for unconditional love. 2020 was going to be the year I paid love...

Holiday Busyness needs a Year-Round Solution

Holiday Busyness needs a Year-Round Solution

I wanted to originally write a blog post wishing everyone happy Advent. To be super cheery about the start of my favourite liturgical season and how I believe in an intentional Advent. That’s how my day started out when I first started writing this post anyway. I even...