Do you ever feel that the church has made discipleship complicated? If, like me, you do let’s unpack some of the complexity together. Let’s explore topics such as acceptance, forgiveness, sexuality, love, and inclusion. Let’s pray together and build each other up as disciples of Jesus so that we can more confidently carry out the… Continue reading Wonderfully You; Wonderfully Me
I've lost count of the number of days we've been on lockdown. I doubt that it will be anywhere near normal for a long time yet. I'm trying not to complain, because there have been so many benefits to this time. But I can't wait to see friends and family again. I miss church, mostly.… Continue reading Why so difficult?
Why do we romanticise love in 1 Corinthians 13? It has become traditional to have this chapter as the main reading at weddings - I know I did. Today's verse of the day, on Bible Gateway, is, 'Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become… Continue reading The true meaning of Love
Wow! My blog has got rather dusty! I didn't realise quite how long it had been since I last wrote on here. I opened my Bible at 1 Samuel and then Jeremiah before arriving at Romans. I started reading the section in Romans 12 about love. I thought I would write on that, but then… Continue reading Doxology
Yesterday I was reading Bible Gateway. I prefer to read the Bible on the go, rather than not at all. Or at least, if I'm very busy, I'd rather do it on the go, rather than not at all. I know that's not ideal. Of course, I prefer to carve out time and sit and… Continue reading Living and Loving
Today I read 1 John chapter 4 in the New King James Version. It was too long for me to simply speak about it all, so I've decided to write 'sermon-style' blog posts on each section over a few days. For today's post I'll speak about 1 John 4: 1-6, which says "Beloved, do not believe… Continue reading 1 John 4 – Part 1
Firstly let me start by wishing you a Happy New Year. This morning I woke up with an image in my mind for a painting, which I'll do later. It's linked to the verse, 'Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.'
It might seem an odd phrase, dabbling with doubt, but it came to me whilst driving yesterday. I had observed, through inner reflection, that I started to dabble with doubt at a young age. Doubt quickly lead to fear and anxiety. These three became habitual and all consuming. As a parent I have observed my… Continue reading Dabbling with Doubt
It's difficult to distinguish between what is the real, 'created' me and what is the 'constructed' me - or as Brennan Manning describes, 'the IMPOSTOR'. I think I struggle with this because at the moment I see me as BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)/EUPD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) Hannah. This 'me' also has other psychological issues… Continue reading The Real Me
Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and heard my voice… Continue reading Not Rejected