Tag Archives | Calling

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.

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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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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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Paul, Prison and Paralympics

“…And then a light clicked on for me. I thought of the chains of my disability. I thought of Paul, imprisoned in his house, unable to preach the gospel openly. I thought of his goal to go to the far nations, to preach where the gospel had not gone before. I thought of his love […]

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