Christmas is coming. I don't want to alarm you, but there are only 100 days until the day is upon us. Surely that fact has made your brain twist and turn with all the things that need to be done before Christmas morning. There are presents to buy! There are decorations to dig out! There … Continue reading Five Ways to Adventure Through Advent
The presents are sitting under trees today. Tiny hands have curled around them in moments when parents weren't watching, trying to guess what is contained underneath the bright wrapping paper and pretty ribbons. The carols are beginning to fade out in shopping centres, drowned by the noise of last minute shoppers as they scamper to … Continue reading Waiting.
It's December. Christmas lights are scattered around the city, carols are playing in shopping centres, families are putting up their Christmas trees, and Starbucks are serving their gloriously joyful coffee concoctions. It's that time of year when it's hard to not smile. How can you be sad with so much festivity? How can you have … Continue reading Christmas Time For The “Other”
"I won't be a slave to a god that doesn't exist." In high school, most of my bags were messenger bags of a light colour so that I could write all over them. One of them had a Slipknot lyric scrawled at the bottom of it. It was my way of proclaiming to my Christian … Continue reading “I wont be a slave to a god that doesn’t exist”
You give me hope, in spite of everything... There are a million reasons why we should let go of hope. There are a million reasons why giving up makes much more sense than holding on. There are a million people who have given up hope before you and they seem okay, don't they? Perhaps hope … Continue reading Hope.
When you read this it will be a day later than I wrote it thanks to the great tool of scheduled posting on WordPress. Today, the 23rd December, is one year since I had my first interview for the position I currently hold at church. It's an odd day for me to remember, but when … Continue reading One Year.
In just over a week, parents will be rudely woken up by children eager to open presents, families will descend upon houses of relatives they haven’t seen for most of the year to exchange gifts and spend an afternoon catching up, maybe comfortably, maybe awkwardly, many people will attend church who don’t any other day … Continue reading The Epicness of Christmas.