Using your life to better understand scripture

Using your life to better understand scripture

It is one of life’s small and spectacular miracles that the context of a situation can change everything. I mean, have you ever wondered how you can read the Bible over and over again and yet still find something new each time. Yes, it is God at work through His word but it is also because your context has changed. When your personal situation in life alters, everything else becomes different in some way.

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...

Happy Ever After? You May Have Already Found It

Happy Ever After? You May Have Already Found It

I’ve been single for over seven years. I honestly thought that was never going to change. It now turns out that as I write this post there is a very strong chance that it might change. It is incredibly tempting to believe, as one friend does, that I might have found...

Thank you Hutchmoot Homebound

Thank you Hutchmoot Homebound

It is the feeling of knowing you are no longer alone. It is the surprise at someone else putting shape and structure to your thoughts. It is discovering that others have gone and lit the way ahead – you just need to find that first lantern, lamppost or shining crystal.