Why does God call you to go, but before you go, you wait? That is what I am doing; waiting, waiting, and waiting. Taking a few steps forward, and then waiting again. To all of you who are wondering, I’m still involved in a church plant. I am still moving to the Norfolk Coast to put down temporary roots and serve the local community, but … Continue reading Before You Go, You Wait
September When I clock into my shift at the coffeeshop, I spy a small bottle under the counter: Pumpkin Spice syrup. I swivel 360 degrees, spotting the tucked-away bag of pumpkin spice frappé powder, the pumpkin spice candles, pumpkin spice drizzle… Call me basic. But I have never felt such pure excitement before in my life. When the coffeeshop stocks up on pumpkin spice, that … Continue reading Jesus Christ and Pumpkin Spice
Hey guys, this blog post draws inspirations and responds to Rachel’s last blog post Why Discipleship Weirds Me Out. Feel free to read that to get some context. We are sitting on a picnic blanket on a warm summer day. The shade from the tree shelters us as we go through our Bibles, taking turns reading verses and discussing them. For some reason, we get onto the … Continue reading This is Why Discipleship is Weird
I like to think I’ve encountered my fair share of quirky Christian trends. 24-hour prayer sessions. Pre-wedding lingerie parties. Haunted houses that bring people to Jesus (no, seriously, that’s a thing). But one of the many buzzwords that has stumped me is discipleship. “Discipleship is teaching biblical precepts, while modeling and guiding others toward living righteously as followers of Jesus Christ. This should be a … Continue reading Why Discipleship Weirds Me Out
I’m in a transition period of moving, where I am organising, recycling and giving away my things before packing them away. I’m doing this with (at this date of time) nowhere to go. My own space is gone, and I’m looking at new places to establish new roots in. It is disconcerting to say the least. Well, this is what happens when you leave your … Continue reading Getting Out of My Comfort Zone
One of my most treasured memories is with my friend, Ana. We’re in an outdoor pool in rural South India, drifting through the water like lily pads. Then, one of us—I can’t remember which one—asks the other: “Who were your closest friends in high school?” For the remainder of our time in the pool, we take turns describing the inner circle of people who shaped … Continue reading Why I Want to Get to Know You
Honestly, I don’t like church when it doesn’t apply to me. I mean, what is the point? (Daaaaamnn, Savvy…real talk here… – Rachel 😉 ) The same goes for women’s ministry. Yes, I’m talking about those late morning brunches with pastries and strawberries, craft evenings, going-through-how-to-be-a-woman-of-God book evenings that are just a few examples of what encompasses women’s ministry (at least in my experience). Now … Continue reading Is Women’s Ministry More Than Motherhood?
As I am in the middle of job-hunting, the next step in my life, the idea of moving is right in my face and challenging me at every other moment. What the heck am I doing? There is no glamour in this new town of mine. It is a highly deprived and isolated area. If I can believe what people are telling me, there is a … Continue reading When You Have No Idea What You Are Doing
It started by reading a viral blog post titled ‘men prefer debt-free virgins without tattoos’ as well as the follow up post. These blog posts for me brought up issues that I had growing up in the church as a young women. I had flashbacks of being a young 14 year old girl entertaining a baby at church and being told by an older man that … Continue reading I Don’t Care What Men Prefer
Photo Credit to my lovely friend Rachel S. (not blog-Rachel) who is a wonderful human being and you would all be lucky to know her. (so this is kind of a follow-up from Rachel’s most recent blog post, so feel free to read it first, if you haven’t already, here). These are the kinds of prayer requests that are being offered up; healing from cancer, … Continue reading Are My Problems Too Small?