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The Greatest Story ever told

The Greatest Story ever told

  The bible was something I viewed as being boring and obsolete. I thought it was full of rules that were impossible or ridiculous to follow. I thought it was really strange with things like talking snakes, donkeys and a beast that lives in the […]

Mary, Humanity & Humility

Mary, Humanity & Humility

Christmas is a time of waiting, remembering and rejoicing. The Father sends us the most precious gift of all. His Son. I have been thinking about this a lot. Mary, babies, humanity and humility. I guess more so recently as I wait for our child […]

Blue Jasmine & the Delusion of the Matrix

Blue Jasmine & the Delusion of the Matrix

“It’s just an accident that we happen to be on earth, enjoying our silly little moments, distracting ourselves as often as possible so we don’t have to really face up to the fact that we’re just temporary people. You can distract yourself a billion different […]

Dr Foster & the Game of Hide and Seek

Dr Foster & the Game of Hide and Seek

  There was this moment in the TV series “Dr Foster” that caught my attention. It mostly caught my attention because that same scene was played on Gogglebox so that we could see the reactions of some of the people watching. And I found it […]

Downton Abbey and Keeping up Appearances

Downton Abbey and Keeping up Appearances

I really enjoy watching Downton Abbey, there is just something about the characters that are likeable and they have a lifestyle that’s alien but intriguing to us. There is also something quite notable in the series, the image of perfection. Sweeping everything under the carpet […]

A New Name – Book Review

A New Name – Book Review

I finally got my hands on Emma Scrivener’s new book – “A new name – Grace and Healing for anorexia”. This is such a good book that I read it in a day and just found myself very moved and challenged by Emma’s story. When […]

Disney and the Messages it Sends

Disney and the Messages it Sends

I grew up on Disney. The moving drawings, the damsel in distress, the out of the blue songs that make me cringe and yet I know all the words. A world of dragons,  talking animals, carpet rides, evil step mums, ugly sisters, useless fathers, pretty […]