The other day, I went to look up an explanation of thunder and lightning. Somewhere between my childhood and motherhood, I’d misplaced this little nugget of information! Why is there thunder and lightning? What exactly is happening in the sky! It’s true what they say. One of the greatest gifts I’ve received as a parent … More Seeing nature with new eyes
It’s been a time of uncertainty for our little family. Not knowing what the near future holds in terms of work and other aspects can be unnerving. So when this devotional landed in our inbox, in the weekly email from our church in Munich, it couldn’t have been more apt. Britain votes today on whether … More Things which cannot be shaken
When I first discovered that my first child would be a boy, I was dismayed to find that I was a little dismayed to be expecting a son. After all, prior to that discovery, I’d been telling others and truly believing that I had no preference one way or the other. In fact, had I … More Boy or girl?
It’s perhaps inevitable, now that I’m a mother, that when I come across stories such as this recent one about the light sentence meted out to the Stanford swimmer who raped an unconscious girl, my thoughts turn to his parents. To hers too, of course, their anguish and what must be horrible pain, but the … More Empathy