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Speak life

If I look back into the memories of childhood, of a 2 roomed, country, village school playground, I can still clearly see the girls playing the ‘skipping rope game’, so popular in the early 1950’s…. their dexterous movements, as they jump in and and out, individually and together… So skillful!  What I also remember very clearly, is the chanting of…


I’ve lived in a lot of places. I was born in Australia, lived in China, Scotland; now in Wales. I’ve called a lot of places home but growing up I oftened struggled with ‘belonging’; not just in a typical-dorky-lost-teen kinda way but in a more practical sense. I felt like I didn’t have a very solid answer to the question:…

Under Pressure

If you know me, and especially if you’ve worked with me, you may  know that I work best under pressure. Today I am facing a week that is peppered with deadlines and I am starting to feel the steady thrum of the building pressure to perform, to deliver. I know some people who fold under pressure. The anxiety of being…

Faith and Sunflowers

Faith without deeds won’t get you sunflowers Last year I was the happy recipient of a lone sunflower plant, courtesy of our resident gardener: Dave McLeay.  It was duly planted, centre stage, in front of my bay window, and lovingly nurtured, supported with a tripod of canes (we have very strong winds!) until one morning a beautiful sunflower head opened…

Improving Your Serve

It was so fantastic – and so emotional – to see Andy Murray back at Wimbledon this week after a couple of painful years recovering from operations on his hips and back. Early in his career, I remember watching an interview where he said that he was happy with his progress but that he needed to improve his serve. This…

The Creativity Series

Creativity #3 – The Fun of Failure

Jesus wasn’t afraid of being ‘in process’. I once heard a preacher retelling the story of Jesus praying twice for the blind man in Mark 8 and joking: “if Jesus gets to take 2 tries at praying for healing, then I should get at least a dozen!” The good news of the gospel is that we know how the story ends! Jesus always has the final victory. When nothing happened, Jesus prayed again. When His friend Lazurus died, Jesus resurrected him. Yes Jesus went to the cross, but the grave couldn’t hold Him. Onlookers might look at the middle of the story and call it a failure: “Jesus messed up.” But, the truth is that with God a ‘failure’ is a victory in progress.

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