In J.R.R. Tolkein’s tale, The Hobbit, a company of dwarves led by Thorin, the heir to the throne, embark on a quest to reclaim their home in the vast caves of the Lonely Mountain. Now housing a greedy dragon, the dwarves have little hope of re-entering the mountain and defeating the dragon unless they enter […]Read More The Hidden Door
In church, we are currently journeying through the book of Philippians together, considering, last week, Christ’s example of humility (Philippians 2:1-11). As part of his introduction, the Pastor quoted C.S. Lewis: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” It was not the first time I had heard or read that quote. […]Read More Humility: Redefined.
I returned from New York City in December 2014, just days before Christmas, having completed a four-month internship programme with Metro World Child. I arrived back in my home city with little idea of what would happen next; having felt that the season I was in was not yet over. Having been asked to be […]Read More The Catalyst for Answered Prayer
“But how do I know it’s God?” I’ve been asked this question over and over again the last few months; friends, acquaintances in church, family members, even social media connections from the other side of the world, all want to know the same thing: how do we know we are being led by God? So […]Read More How Do I Know It’s God?
My first few months in Germany were exhausting. Each night I would settle in bed early, allowing myself plenty of time to get in a good night’s sleep. Ninety minutes later, however, I would still be awake, having lain in bed thinking up a wide range of social scenarios and rehearsing German dialogue, should I […]Read More Adventure Awaits: The Greatest Adventure
New York City: the place where dreams come true! At least, it had been a long-time dream of mine to visit. I longed to see the bright lights, sense the electric atmosphere, and drink in the multicultural flavours available on every street corner. For me, to visit New York City felt like a dream; an […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Anticipating Adventure
I remember the night well. I was sat in Deeside Christian Fellowship Church in Aberdeen, Scotland – It was 2006 and I was part of the Senior Youth Fellowship (SYF) group, sitting at the back-right of the dimly lit hall. One light shone brightly, illuminating the gentleman speaking at the front. He shared his experiences […]Read More Adventure Awaits: The Waiting Game
I remember the night well. I was sat in Deeside Christian Fellowship Church in Milltimber, Aberdeen – It was 2006 and I was part of the Senior Youth Fellowship (SYF) group, sitting on the back right of the dimly lit hall. One light shone brightly, illuminating the gentleman speaking at the front. He shared his […]Read More The Ten Year Wait
For most people, change is scary. Perhaps, for you, The Change has manifested as marriage, a new baby, a career change, or facing an illness. Navigating change takes hard work, expends much energy, and raises many questions. “How will The Change affect me?” “How will life be different for my family after The Change?” “What […]Read More The Uncertainty of Change