There is something about my kids stuff. I find it really hard to clear it out. When we moved to Finland, sorting out the stuff to go to the charity shop was really, really hard. The small plastic yellow chair with the smiley face in the back? Had to get a friend to take it away for me! Continue reading
I had a small revelation reading the weekly church bulletin this week. It contained the usual notices you would expect along with the spoilers for the Christmas story. Continue reading
I toyed with titling this piece “When Christians get depressed”, but that wouldn’t be honest. I’m not depressed, my wife had me tested. But seriously, amongst Jesus’s followers there are a few elephants in the room, and this is one of them. Christians do actually get low, blue and yes, even depressed. God help us, not even the pastors seem to be exempt from having a bad day or three. Continue reading
Have you ever had that feeling when the food cupboard is getting empty again, milk is running low and money doesn’t arrive until the day after tomorrow? It always works out in the end, but we’ve probably all had that day-before-the-wages-come feeling. Image what would happen if guests arrived, just at this point in the month. Continue reading
I wonder what you see when you look in the mirror? I wonder who you see when you look in the mirror? Continue reading
Have you ever had one of those days when you just feel surrounded by idiots? You’re amazed they even manage to brush their teeth without pushing the toothbrush out through their ear.
A pint. It’s a British thing. Finns do sauna. Brits do going for a beer. Getting to know someone over a pint is how it’s done. Now-a-days my social life is fairly stable to I’ve kind of forgotten how this hallowed ritual is done. Being an ex-pat for nine years and having a touch of Asperger’s Syndrome doesn’t really help matters either. Continue reading