I’m sure we’ve all been there at one time or another; we fall hopelessly for a man or woman who does not share the same feelings for us. We lose time day-dreaming about them and imagining a life together, making all sorts of plans for the future, while they live their lives without us in […]Read More The Ache of Unrequited Love
I recently FaceTimed my youngest brother and we were chatting, as we often do, about our next steps and what God is calling each of us to next. At the time of the phone call, I was facing a number of challenges myself and was a little preoccupied by them as we spoke. But then […]Read More The Mathematics of Generosity
The life and death of Jim Elliot has always been a great source of inspiration for me. Indeed, it was his biography, ‘In the Shadow of the Almighty’, written by his wife Elisabeth, that played an instrumental role in confirming my call to Germany. Jim and Elisabeth, along with four other missionary couples, were positioned […]Read More It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint
At the turn of the year I decided it was time to switch my daily Bible readings from English to German. By that time, I had had nine months of language study under my belt and I was spurred on by my desire and goal to begin ministering in German this year. Progress has been […]Read More Trust: Active or Passive?
If you have followed my blog for a while, you’ll notice that it has undergone a little facelift over the past couple of weeks, including the adoption of a new name. Allow me to explain. I began my personal blog back in 2014 as a means of mass communication with friends and family while I […]Read More New Name, Same Story
I was sat comfortably, as it happened, in my economy seat onboard the British Airways aircraft that would take me back to Germany after a fortnight of reunions and precious time with family in Aberdeen over the Christmas period. The flight roster was quiet, gifting me an entire row of seats to myself. The safety […]Read More Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Just a day after I published Um, Where’s my Miracle? (Part 2): The Overflow I was invited to interview for a job as a cleaner of a local Kindergarten and I began that job less than a week later. It is the perfect wee money-earner for my current circumstances: it doesn’t require a high-level of the German […]Read More Facing the Flame
With my 31st birthday just a few weeks away, I have been reflecting on another year of God’s grace and faithfulness. What an incredible year it has been! However, more than that, I have come to recognise just how many needless concerns or insecurities I was burdened with throughout my twenties. So much worry and […]Read More Dear Twenty-Something Me…
Last week (on Sunday) I posted Um, Where’s my Miracle? and the response has been quite overwhelming. This is what happened next… On Monday afternoon, I received an email from former missionaries offering wisdom and guidance, having faced similar challenges themselves. I’m so grateful that God’s provision is not just financial; finance is only a means to […]Read More Um, Where’s my Miracle? (Part 2): The Overflow