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
A number of years ago I had the opportunity to visit Montenegro as part of a short-term missions team. My local church in Scotland was partnered with a church in the Montenegrin capital city, Podgorica, but our work was primarily with three Balkan refugee camps in the eastern town of Berane. The first team that […]Read More Making Way for Miracles
Michael Apted’s movie, Amazing Grace, features the life and works of William Wilberforce, an English politician who led the movement to abolish the slave trade in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. Following his conversion to Evangelical Christianity in 1785, Wilberforce toyed with the notion of leaving politics and a life in the public […]Read More The Power of Position
I have lots of great memories from my childhood. There was the day I became a big sister for the first time, or when I was told a third sibling was on the way. I remember laughing until I cried on a family holiday a few years later as the three of us attempted to […]Read More Rather You Than Me
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 me with no energy, resulting in weeks off sick from work and, most disappointingly, […]Read More A Modern Day Epidemic
Since moving to Germany last year, money has been tight. It has been one of the greatest tests of my faith, yet the provision of such has been at the heart of the majority of my testimonies. I wrote about a particularly challenging need in August of last year (you can read about it in Um, […]Read More The Repeat Examination
I began this week with 1p in my bank account. I knew this day would come eventually, having had no regular income since I quit my job in Scotland in March. But, I was also confident that God is a God who provides, therefore I had no reason to worry when it did arrive. However, […]Read More Um, Where’s my Miracle?