Wrathy McWrath-Face

So it’s a while since I’ve written a ‘faith’ post, but at last, I have some beef to get off my chest. (Such a strange choice of words for a vegetarian…) See, our first month in our new home and first fortnight in our new roles have been abundantly blessed. We’ve arrived at an exciting…

The Main Event

So… Husband is ordained! Hoorah!  He wore the dress, said yes, got blessed and… Well, how on earth do I sum up the rest?! The Rest… Hmmm… Maybe a little background! See. I’m not, by any stretch of the imagination, an Anglican by tradition. I became a Christian at sixteen, after a lot of preliminary…

Redeemed

So, the run-up to Easter has been somewhat… Messy.  Last term was hectic, to say the least; with deadlines, disappointments, events and plans; so when the end of term was finally here, we were more than ready to have the holidays at hand. Just enough time to work slowly, but unwind; though I have to say unraveling wasn’t…

A Thrill of Hope

“What am I going to do?! We are heading out to Curacy… to “do church” for a living… and I just don’t think I’m actually a Christian!”

Retreat

I’ve not had much luck with retreats recently. In January, Husband booked me a spa day for Christmas with a set date and time. (Admittedly, this was not a time I would have chosen, as Tiny was still very Tiny; meaning that I actually spent a quarter of the day in a used hotel room,…

Outlovers

This morning the face of our country changed; it turned its head to the right and its bemused expression spoke a thousand words. Like a disaffected teenager, it “screwed the world” to be alone; but only half its heart was in it.  This morning my heart sank and my stomach churned. I cried actual tears…

Big Church

We recently reached the stage where Toddler’s blissful afternoon naps equate to hours of late night stomping, sneaking and hysterics. As a result, this week marked the beginning of the ‘full day challenge‘; an attempt to keep her awake and entertained for the entire afternoon when she really could do with a nap. (This largely…

Secondary Sadness

On New Years Day I was feeling optimistic. The year ahead looked exciting and full of promise. This is going to be good, I wrote in my journal; letting down my guard and anticipating an abundance of good news and good times. Barely five days in and those rose-tinted glasses began to crack. We woke…

Ash Wednesday 

This post is a testimony. That is a personal account of something that happened to me, in a particular situation, through the lense of my Christian faith. It is in no way intended to be advice for anyone in the same situation, as for some it would clearly be bad advice indeed!  Three years ago…