Tag Archives | Calling

For Every Wannabe Missionary (Assimilate or Go Home)

To be drawn towards a people group or country doesn’t mean you swoop in to fix their problems, or try and make them assimilate to your culture, but to listen and adapt yourself to their culture. It is to open your eyes to the weaknesses and arrogance of your own culture, and to change not the people but yourself. True mission is not so much about giving as learning to receive; not so much about speaking as listening.

Continue Reading

The Curious Blessing of Rejection

The truth is those words of rejection don’t get to define us. We know not what the future holds, and it is a mistake to project the ‘now’ onto the ‘not yet’.

Continue Reading

How to Discover Your Calling

I’m in two places, talking about two of my favourite things. I’m at the Mudroom talking about how to find your calling, and at 30 Seconds or Less sharing the whole book of Ruth, and the good news of Ruth – in two 30-second-long videos. Such fun!

Continue Reading

The Beauty of Being Average

I’m a mezzo soprano, mezzo meaning ‘middle’ and sounding like ‘messy’, both of which I feel.  In our culture, we are accustomed to disdaining the middle. The words ‘average’ and ‘mediocre’ sound insulting – we like the top, and even the bottom; we like the extremes, the specialisms.

Continue Reading

Packing Light {Interview with Allison Vesterfelt}

  I’m very excited to be hosting an interview with Allison Vesterfelt, author of Packing Light, (which I reviewed here). She writes about the cost of following your dreams, and she is a lovely person to accompany you on any sort of journey. We have one copy of Packing Light to give away for FREE. […]

Continue Reading

The Unspectacular Holy Work of Writing {Christianity and creativity series}

Whenever Ed Cyzeswki talks about creativity, I listen up. His short book on creativity played a key part in shaping my thinking on creativity and Christianity, and at £0.77 is well worth investing in. He studied to be a pastor and is now a writer, and the author of several books. It’s great to have […]

Continue Reading

Has God got it wrong? (Living your Plan B)

What we think of as our greatest achievements, may, in the light of eternity, be nothing; what we think of as our weakness may, in the light of eternity, be our greatest achievement. I’m delighted to be over at Bible Reflections today, writing why living our ‘Plan B’ may not be such a bad thing, […]

Continue Reading

The weight and the wait {guest post}

Leigh Kramer is one of those rare kindred spirits that you find on the internet who makes me glad for worldwide connections and computer scientists. She thinks and cares deeply, and she’s generous-hearted to the core. I love her words and I’m glad she’s here today. Here’s her story:   The weight settled so gradually, […]

Continue Reading