I recently returned from a 3-week trip back to Scotland to visit my family & friends. It was a fantastic time to reconnect with people, make memories, and share with them all that God has worked in me and through me in my time in Germany so far. But what struck me the most was […]Read More The ‘I Don’t Know’ Taboo
“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?
It can be easy to look at the everyday, mundane nature of life and ask ourselves this very question. I remember reading a book in school that described people in the “rat race”. People going to and from their work and daily lives, like a swarm of mice going back and forth, back and forth, […]Read More So Why am I Here Again?
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
I was never much of an adventurer growing up. I was the kid who watched as her friends hurtled around a rollercoaster while I stood safely on solid ground. As a teenager, I held my peers’ belongings as they climbed and swung and scrambled their way through the ropes course at summer camp. Even in […]Read More Adventure Awaits: When Adventure Becomes a Habit
Heading home from New York City after my internship, I knew that my suitcase was overweight. I had tried to get rid of as much as I could before I left, but, after three months there, I not only carried my belongings home with me, but many sentimental items too. There were gifts from the […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Packing Light
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
The morning of 28th December 2011 felt like any other. I was enjoying a few days off work between Christmas and New Year, and had savoured a longer lie in bed that morning. However, on rising, I was shocked to discover an unusual lump in my left breast. Understandably, it shook me a little, but […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Embracing Challenge & Change