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
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 recently shared an abbreviated version of this blogpost in A Modern Day Epidemic) In my late teens and early twenties, I was plagued with sickness after sickness. Nothing serious, usually just the flu. But I would catch it often, sometimes up to four times in one year. These bouts would floor me and leave […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Facing Opposition
In J.R.R. Tolkein’s novel, ‘The Hobbit’, we follow the journey of Bilbo Baggins, a small, unassuming fellow who enjoys his home comforts and relishes his food. He lives a quiet life of routine and respect until the wizened wizard, Gandalf, comes knocking on his door and invites him on an adventure. Gandalf had been tasked […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Essential Tools for the Journey
It has been a funny ol’ week. Nothing has gone to plan… ahem, my plan. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I began my new job this week. Well, at least I expected to. What appeared to be an incredibly promising job opportunity teaching English to children was not quite all it […]Read More A Series of Unfortunate Events
I was challenged by the book of Jonah this week as I read of his response and subsequent actions following God’s call on his life. You may know the story already – Jonah is called by God to go to Nineveh and declare God’s judgment on the people for their sin, however Jonah chose instead […]Read More His Plan or Mine?
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