Finding Your Roots

You guys. I’ve got a cool story. This Easter was different for our family because in the last few months we’ve acquired some new members. Through adoption. I had no idea that my aunt had a daughter whom she gave up for adoption in her early twenties. This was well before I was born. It was…

Building Bonds

You guys. It’s been ages since my last post. Things have been pretty hectic. However, I’ve managed to finish two books! Yay. (Apparently, I have to give my undivided attention in order to complete a project!) Because I’ve been such a terrible blogger recently, I’ve asked my Aussie friend, Annie, to step up and make a guest appearance. She’s an…

Is Your Soul Asleep?

Hello! It’s been a while. Things have been busy…really, really busy. I recently started a new job, and that fills a lot of my time. I’m working for a charity that tackles poverty – it’s an amazing job, an amazing cause, and the people I work with are great. The commuting, however; not so great. I…

Bird Seed Recipe

I once worked at a landscaping company that required me to mix birdseed. My job was to make up a special recipe to sell to customers. We had large vats of different kinds of seed – each one with a particular taste that attracted a specific variety of bird. Life was simple. Life has become…

The Surrogacy of God

Christmas came and went in a myriad of busyness this year. Spending the holiday in Kentucky looks very different to the quietness of Christmastime in England. Leading to the day, there was lots of shopping, wrapping, running errands, swapping cars, playing with kids, clearing up, visits with friends, cooking, and cleaning. Somehow everything came together…

The Art of Grieving

The following piece I wrote ages ago, it is currently being considered for publication – but I wanted to share it here anyway!   Loss is never planned, it just comes upon you – and when it does you have to keep moving otherwise you drown in sorrow. This excerpt above comes from my book Placing…

The Spiders that want to make their Home in your House

I look outside my bedroom window and I notice the trees are turning a vibrant shade of red. It’s that time of year where the seasons are in transition. It doesn’t quite feel like yet autumn yet; although the calendar may tell me differently. The weather is getting cooler in the evening but the days…

Ciao!

Can I just say . . . I am really blessed. A week ago I was sitting on a beach on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. And a week before that there wasn’t even a holiday planned. God sometimes likes to surprise us. And when it comes in the form of a trip to my…

Building on Normal

Hi there! It’s been a while. Life has been a whirlwind of busyness. For the last three weeks I’ve been stuck on an animal showground site in Somerset, a beautiful landscape in the English countryside. I was there for work. On my last trip to America, I had some people ask me if I worked…

A Crime Worse than Cannabalism

*This is a highly sensitive topic. Please know that if you are reading this as someone who has gone through the route of abortion, know that you are not judged here. You are not looked down upon.* **I usually don’t cover such controversial topics, but I wrote about redefining pro-choice ages ago, and was never sure when it would come…

Random Stuff You can Do To Bring in Income

Being that we are a young family on a modest income, I’m always looking for creative ways to pull in a bit of extra money. It helps when things are tight. We have a strict budget that doesn’t leave much room for things outside of the necessities, however, we don’t like to miss out on…