I’m not a natural runner, and it’s been a tough ten months getting to the point of comfortably1 managing an 8-10 mile run. The ‘Couch to 5K‘ app was instrumental in the first few months to get a foundation level of running, although at times it was tempting to give up and go back to […]Read more "Running the Race Marked Out for Us"
Jan gave me a Valentine’s card today, with an apologetic look, as I opened it and read the words “You’ve taught me the real meaning of happiness and the true meaning of love” printed inside. I smiled, and understood his reticence. Those words – though they sound like a nice sentiment – aren’t true. He didn’t know what […]Read more "I Don’t Bring My Husband True Happiness"
I love birthdays, and I love planning parties. I turn thirty next week, and there is no way I’m going to let that pass by without a big celebration. I’ve booked my favourite venue, designed flyers, invited all the best people, and spent far too long on Pinterest searching for those perfect little touches to make it special. […]Read more "Turning Thirty: Planning My Story"
Praying in a small group with my church family is a beautiful, but equally frustrating, experience. I love the freedom we have as God’s children to meet together and know His presence, I feel uplifted as others pray for my personal circumstances and spiritual health, and I’m excited and challenged to do the same for […]Read more "Easing the Fear & Frustration of Praying Out Loud"
Discipleship and cappuccinos often go together like evangelism and street corners. There’s value in the right context, but there’s more to the doctrine than a once-a-week ‘spiritual check-up’ at your local Starbucks. This, at least, is the picture Ted Kluck paints for us in his latest book, Dallas and the Spitfire. Meet Ted: a thirty-four-year-old […]Read more "BOOK REVIEW: Dallas and the Spitfire"
Recent publications have seen many a debate surrounding the doctrine of Hell, particularly in response to Rob Bell’s latest book, ‘Love Wins’. Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle’s approach is not to directly attack Bell’s theology – although parts of his book are quoted in places – but instead to draw people’s attention away from the […]Read more "BOOK REVIEW: Erasing Hell"
There’s something inexplicably powerful about an autobiography; the authority of the personal pronoun (and of course, a heart-wrenching narrative) is profound. ‘Hello, I Love You‘ is no exception. It is a memoir of truly personal and, more often than not, painful experiences for Ted Kluck and his wife, Kristin. In all honesty, I wasn’t sure […]Read more "BOOK REVIEW: Hello, I Love You"