As I reflected over the Easter period, I was struck by two different perspectives of the well-known Easter narrative. Each describe a test of faith, and each have relevance in our own faith journeys two millennia later. The first, is that of Jesus Christ, Himself. A.W. Tozer said, “True obedience is the refusal to compromise […]Read More A Tale of Two Tests
A few months ago I celebrated my 32nd birthday. My parents made their first trip to visit me in Germany and we enjoyed traditional German food and plenty of sight-seeing around the province of Hessen. As messages of congratulations flew in from friends all over the world, I noted the occasional hint of awkwardness or […]Read More The Worst Kept Secret
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
No, I’m not talking about fast-food (although, admittedly, I did enjoy a few tasty dishes last year), I’m referring to the lessons and threads of grace that God wove through my life in the last twelve months. These lessons are on-going, and in no way ‘complete’; no doubt I’ll have to resit a test or […]Read More My Top 5 Takeaways from 2018
A few weeks ago I was asked to share a testimony at church. The opportunity thrilled me and I was grateful to have the chance to share a little of my heart with my new church family. But then I hesitated, as I carefully typed my reply to my pastor… “Sure. In English or German?” […]Read More Do It Anyway
I recently read a social media post from Paul Scanlon that resonated with me as I reflected back on my time in Germany so far. It read: “Q) How do you attract divine guidance? A) Movement. The biggest thing I’ve learned about divine guidance in over 45 years of walking with God is that: GOD […]Read More Building Momentum
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?