The hall came tumbling down

The hall came tumbling down

Our old church hall had been standing in place for close to 100 years. Once a place of honour, now it sat abandoned and dilapidated, a faded echo of its vibrant past. There were rumours that the only thing holding the hall together were the termites holding hands..

  • I choose this… or that; still God chose

    Choices aren’t easy. I, for one, am not good at making decisions. To choose this or to choose that? There are pros of both choices and cons of both choices. What then should be our guideline for choosing?

  • Serving with Martha, sitting with Mary

    What is it about the end of the year that seems to bring the best or the worst out of us? I often find myself scrambling to cross out things to do all the way up to Christmas and then crash for many days after.

  • Growth. It’s in your hands.

    Like most of you, I’m quite excited to see in a New Year. With all the craziness and change that 2020 brought to my life, waving goodbye to a year like no other feels different to any of the previous 50 New Years I have seen – admittedly I confess I cannot remember the first ten or so!

  • The risky business of nativity plays

    One of my favourite nativity plays has no shepherds, no angels, no Mary or Joseph and no wise men.

  • Post-2020 disorder: Surviving the demise of our sanity

    The layered experiences of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) were heavy for me.

  • The uncomfortableness of Christmas

    This year Christmas may be uncomfortable, depending on where you live in the world.

  • ‘You don’t get to pick your father…’

    A quote from the well-known Christian writer, William Willimon, caught my eye: You don’t get to choose your vocation – or pick your father.

  • Get more active

    Going for a run, playing active sports or being active in anyway has many health benefits. Exercising and being active makes us well and prevents illnesses.

  • Reflections of COVID-19 in 2020

    This year has been stressful due to COVID lockdowns.

  • Comparison trap

    Coaches are now being told that they should praise players who have good technique instead of pointing out poor technique in others.

  • Dear Santa, pandemic is not on my wish list.  

    As Christmas draws near I increasingly find myself excited for some time out, yet puzzled as to where this year went. I asked myself the other day, what has actually been achieved?