Welcome to the sickroom

Recently I’ve been just a little bit put off by church, to tell the truth. I’ve wandered in with a sort of ‘totally over this’ attitude or more precisely, ‘let’s…

Value alignment

For nearly 2 years I worked with a prestigious global firm where it was easy to become caught up in the perceived privilege and status. While I was fond of…

Love is a gift

Love is a beautiful gift to receive; packaged ever so admiringly, it invokes the greatest hopes for the present and future. Promising to bring newness and goodness into our lives,…

No taking back the cross

“There’s no striving in your grace… There’s no taking back the cross, no regret in what it cost.” I went through a long period of questioning whether I was really…

He’s gentle with mums

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young (Isaiah 40:11). Isaiah…

Tales of a single mamma

There’s nothing worse than feeling that you have failed at what others call natural. As a mother, all you want to do is protect, provide for and love your child.…

26 years and counting

It’s a beautiful scene to witness a couple pledge to a lifetime of unending and unconditional love. Their happiness seems so visible, so real – as if you could literally…

Secret admirer

My twenties have been a real journey of discovery. It has been an adventurous road, thrilling and heart-racing but full of difficult angles to tame, full of many twists and…

Love that pursues

When that perfect man is showing interest in you and giving you his attention, it only makes sense to play along and be hopeful, right? Alas, with Valentine’s day just…

The best seat in the house

Seats are one of those things we demand a lot of. We want them to be comfortable (while spending hours at the hairdresser’s), perfectly aligned to contour to our unique…

Guarding your heart

But it doesn’t affect me… For the longest time, I’ve struggled with the debate on Christians listening to explicit music. I savour the smooth, bumpin’ beats of the classic throwbacks…

70 x 7

It’s eye-opening when a mathematical query becomes inextricably linked with forgiveness. What if that equation represented lives and I was offered 3 of those lives a day, I’d fall short…

Enraciné

I’m a big film lover. I believe that a good film leaves you with a lot to take away and talk about. A good film will inspire your bones to…

Every day is sweeter

I once scoffed at romance movies for the swept-off-our-feet-can’t-get-enough-of-each-other-can’t-do-no-wrong-every-day-a-perfect-lover portrait of love. Just like that, they captivated naive, cupid struck, romance enthusiasts such as my previous self. I would vicariously…

Dear comparison

Comparison – we’ve all been there. That moment when your FaceBook notification pops up informing you that Sarah has just had baby number two when you know you and hubby…

The student

My driving lessons usually take place very early in the morning, long before the sun rises, long before local traffic awakes and long before I’m even genuinely awake. I clamber…

Waiting room

As much as I loved listening to Juanita Bynum belt out her “I don’t mind waiting” number with resolute assurance and conviction, I didn’t quite grasp the weightiness of these…

Growth regimen

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who…