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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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?