Waking up to yet another atrocity in London overnight, it’s hard not to find yourself silently despairing. Fear and hate has been given the spotlight, yet again. Where’s the love? The patience? The kindness? And this comes at a time when people are still searching for the people they love, feared lost in the tower block fire. As I looked … Read More
Guess what? Love’s STILL the antidote.
Did you hear the one about the Facebook page who promised to ban anyone using the new rainbow reaction (added by Facebook as a nod to Pride month) on their posts? If so, I imagine it didn’t come as a massive shock to you to learn it was a Christian Facebook page. I took a look and in reaction to … Read More
Love is the only antidote
When I woke up yesterday morning to see one of my friends in the US had changed her Facebook profile to a union jack in the shape of a heart, I knew something bad had happened. The caption on her photo Pray for Manchester told me where and BBC news filled in the details. Thanks to our increasingly connected world, whether it … Read More
If you need an antidote to the hate and the stupid, read this …
“Love from the centre of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fuelled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy … Read More
Some straight talk about love and inspiration …
So I was in the shower, thinking about the day, wondering what little gem I might share with you this morning, when a quote about being inspired popped in my head: “I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning” – Peter De Vries It’s a funny thing, inspiration. Chase it … Read More
If you find yourself getting freaked out by all the bad news stories, read this.
You remember how I told you last week that anyone who tells you they’re happy all of the time is either lying or bonkers? Well today, after a weekend of celebrations and happiness on social media (my entire Facebook feed is full of rainbows!) the reality of what’s happening in other parts of the world left me reeling. It felt … Read More
What do you say when you don’t know what to say?
September 11th. The one day of the year, above almost all others, when I don’t really know what to say. Days like Remembrance Sunday are easier because, for most people, the events are so far off, it doesn’t hurt any more. Plus, well, it’s a Sunday and I don’t publish the daily dose on a Sunday 😉 For a moment … Read More
Do you think it’s possible to live in a world that’s inherently good?
Imagine the scene … you or someone you love is out for the evening. A few drinks. A little dance in a local club. All good. And then someone touches you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. Your stomach in knots, you take a deep breath and tell the guy that it’s not acceptable for his hands to … Read More
You might just be amazed at what you find under the hood!
Sat in church yesterday morning and the chap preaching started telling us a story from his days managing a children’s home. This came after a story about the time he and his wife bought a new house so as to accommodate four brothers they’d been asked to foster. Did you ever listen to someone and find yourself realising that there … Read More
A reminder for those days when you’re glad it’s over!
Did you ever have one of those days where you go to bed thankful that the day’s over so at least you can’t say the wrong thing any more? And not in a feeling sorry for yourself kinda way. You’ve just had one of those days. Maybe you had an argument with someone you love, largely because you were tired … Read More