Online Dating for Dummies.

I'll chat to most people about most things. Ask me about my latest Spotify playlist, or what I had for dinner last night, or how I feel about Strictly Come Dancing, and I will happily talk your ear off. There are very few things in life that I feel like I'm tackling on my own -…

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Dance It Out.

I really love dancing. No; probably not the kind of dancing that you have in your head, though. I've never trained in ballet; I've never set foot in a dance studio, or learnt any kind of structured choreography. I've never attempted tap, or attended a salsa lesson, or spun around with a partner. That's not something…

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Just Love: How Introverts Can Be Great Leaders.

In the years I have under my belt of being called to working intentionally and directly with people, I have discovered a quirk in my character. I don’t believe this trait is rare; it is true of many leaders and pastors – but it is not something that we rush to discuss openly. It has taken…

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Chasing the Fireworks

Bonfire night is one of my favorite nights of the year. It's the simple pleasures: I love the chilly night air, getting dressed up so snugly and standing in a field with the people that you love, hot chocolate in hand. I love the excitement of knowing that the fireworks are about to start. I love…

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Know When to Stop

I went to visit my parents last Christmas, and I went out on my own, on a walk through a local forest that I spent a lot of time in as a child. There had been a lot that I felt that I needed to process from the last year, and I often think best when…

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How to: Do Long Distance BFFships Well.

I think we've had quite a good relationship so far, dear reader: we check in every few days; you know quite a lot about what I think, and we're quite encouraging towards each other. But at this juncture in our relationship, it feels weird that there are very important people in my life that you are…

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Power in Experience: Why You Don’t Have to go to Uni (but you can if you want to)

Choosing the path that you want to take in life can be so difficult, and if you are between the ages of 16 and 25 and thinking about your options for the next part of your life, that decision can feel like it is loaded with so much pressure. We are often sold the tried-and-tested trodden…

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What If What is to Come is Greater than What We are Leaving Behind?

"Harry watched the girl and her mother disappear as the train rounded the corner. Houses flashed past the window. Harry felt a great leap of excitement. He didn't know what he was going to - but it had to be better than what he was leaving behind" Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone: JK Rowling  …

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Thank You for the Music: The “Everything is Going to be OK” Playlist.

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato Confession time - on a daily basis, I can be found leaping and dancing and spinning around my room; bedroom door closed, Spotify on, nobody else…

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I Am Not a Millennial

When we live with our mind in heaven with our Father and our feet planted firmly on the ground in the world where He has put us, we live a life that is not deemed possible by the rest of our generation; a generation that has allowed our identity to be defined by the label that…

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