Archive | October, 2012

The girl who always said no {guest post}

Emma Scrivener’s book, A New Name, on her journey with anorexia, is one of the most gripping autobiographies I’ve ever read. I love her witty, insightful blog, and I’m excited that she’s writing something of her own God and Suffering story here. Over to Emma: If you’d met me seven years ago, here’s what you’d […]

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The Horse

  I’m joining with Amber’s Concrete Words series, where she writes about writing and uses concrete words to show the abstract. She is such an excellent writer, this is a masterclass. Writers, do join with us!     In the middle of the doctors’ waiting room, amongst the tired magazines and pale patients was an […]

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My troubled marriage

What do you do when you can’t hear God’s voice?   I write this from a place of frustration.   Someone asked me the other day how my relationship with God was going.   I said it felt like I was in a troubled marriage – I keep turning up for the dates, but the […]

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I am no prayer warrior

  Today I am honoured to be guest-posting for Micha Boyett for her This Sacred Everyday series. Micha is one of my favourite bloggers, and she always pushes my thinking on matters of spirituality. It is a privilege to be on her site today.   “This is sister Sue,” my Mum said. “She’s a Prayer […]

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Sandblasted {guest post}

I am SO excited that Joy Bennett is writing her story. I read her blog voraciously: she speaks truth, both the mess and the glory together, and it gives life to my soul. Over to Joy:   Thirteen years ago, I had all the answers, I thought. My life and new marriage was trucking along […]

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Progress on the journey

When was the last time you entered a different country?   There are two ways of entering a country.   The first way is the clear entry. I have been to America once, and the entry was a noisy airport, announcements, surprisingly personal questions from unsmiling uniformed figures, fingerprinting, forms, heavy luggage. I had arrived. […]

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Chasing Silhouettes: a review

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.   You watch your child picking again at their food. You rationalise that lots of children are fussy eaters, and that doesn’t mean anything.   Time passes. The length of time they spend in the bathroom increases – but that’s normal for a teenager, right?   More time passes. You […]

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Discovering the Absence of God {guest post}

Alastair Roberts is a PhD student (Theology) at Durham University. I really appreciate his thoughtful approach to pretty much everything and his encyclopaedic Biblical knowledge. (If there’s ever a Bible passage you’re stuck on, do ask him what he thinks – his perspective is always helpful.) I’m delighted that he’s sharing his story here. At […]

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