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
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 sit with my friend on a wooden bench. I barely know what I am saying as I begin to share. I allow myself to go into details, to let go of some constraint. This question randomly floats in my head. Am I too vulnerable or am I not vulnerable enough? I’ve been thinking about vulnerability in relation to the things that we chose to … Continue reading To Be or Not To Be Vulnerable
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
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
If I know how to do anything, it would be saying goodbye. I’m practically a professional by now. Families move. People graduate. An experience comes into full cycle. I planned a leaving party for a friend of mine where we ate brownies and shared fairly disgusting and embarrassing stories which will not grace the internet. That was one recent goodbye. I’m preparing others for my own … Continue reading How to Say Goodbye
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?
I have always enjoyed paradoxes, the blending of opposites to make something new. I see paradoxes constantly around me but particularly in the nature of God. Especially when I do not understand the logic of His being. I was taught that God was real and listening so I have always thrown my questions in His face. My prayers as a child rarely felt innocent or … Continue reading How to Make Sense of a Paradoxical God