Archive | September, 2012

Grasp

I remember his tiny fingers, all tightly curled around my one; the instinct of infancy, the comfort reflex.   He held on because he didn’t know how not to hold on.   ******   A year and a few months on, he toddles towards the door excitedly, then daunted by the new faces he retreats […]

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On becoming an honorary introvert

I have a confession: I am an extravert. Let me paint you a picture of a typical dinner with friends at our house.   My introvert husband gets the dinner ready. I say, ‘Now, don’t just stay silent the whole time like you usually do, you need to make an effort.’ Jon reluctantly acquiesces. Then […]

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The noonday demon {guest post}

I have been privileged to have known Kath for more than a decade. She is not the shouty sort, you have to listen in close. But it is worth it, every whispered word is worth it. Over to Kath:   As I sit here wondering how to participate well in this excellent series on God […]

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Halfway up the stairs

I remember sitting on the stairs, halfway up the stairs, in my childhood home. In a family that was bouncy and exuberant, full of colour and noise, it was important to me to spend some time half-way up.   There I would sit, bony knees touching my chin, hand resting on the white paint of […]

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How do you know if you’re called?

It was 1999.  I was sitting in a room with a tear-stained girl my own age and we were asking each other the question, ‘How do you know if you’re called to ministry?’ I’m honoured to be guest-posting for Ed Czyewski today for his Women in Ministry series. I have loved following his series and […]

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How wide

  We sit upstairs, eating our breakfast, watching as the people walk past our house. From this vantage point, we can see a snapshot of people’s lives – and they, rarely looking up, can’t see us. Sometimes it feels like we should be sitting there with popcorn, my boy and me, as we look and […]

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Introverts, extraverts, and why Twitter is like Narnia

“My friends who were quiet and withdrawn in ‘real life’, on Twitter were chattering away or SHOUTING REALLY LOUDLY. It was bizarre.”   Today I’m guest-posting for my beautiful friend and queen of blogging, Vicky Beeching. I’m SO EXCITED it’s practically running down my leg! Please click over and read the rest!     Liked this […]

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I am because He is {guest post}

Here it is! – the first guest post telling their story of God and Suffering. This week’s post is from the lovely Natalie Collins, who works with Restored to end violence against women. I am always inspired by her passion and honesty.  Here is her story.     As I shared the story of my […]

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