Easter Synchroblog : On being surprised

Easter Synchroblog : On being surprised

This Easter, let’s consider how God surprises us and how surprise leads to gratitude. On being surprised In 2 Samuel 7, David wants to build a temple – a house for God. Instead, God tells David through Nathan the prophet that God would build David’s house – he...
Let’s Celebrate

Let’s Celebrate

Recently, I watched Michael McIntyre deliver a stand-up comedy routine about Christmas. He explained what happens in his house on Christmas day. I’ve heard good humour described as “a slight colouring of the truth” and McIntyre’s account was definitely an...
Winter Synchroblog: Do a little, often

Winter Synchroblog: Do a little, often

When I was a child, my mother would tell me she was looking forward to the shortest day of the year because the following days would start to get longer. I thought it odd at the time because I knew it would be several weeks before there would be a noticeable...
The many ways Jesus finds us

The many ways Jesus finds us

Recently I wrote this article for Christian Today. Lately, I have happened across stories of ordinary, middle-aged adults coming to faith. These people had no real connection to a church or a believing community. I have found their stories fascinating and enlightening...
Your story matters

Your story matters

Recently I wrote this article for Christian Today. Sometimes we might wonder if our story is worth telling. We may have lived an uneventful life that doesn’t seem to have impacted anyone. We may have grown up in a Christian home, attended church every Sunday and...
God isn’t a helicopter parent

God isn’t a helicopter parent

Recently I wrote this article for Christian Today. “Helicopter parent” is a term that was first mentioned in a parenting book in 1969 but it became more widely used in the early 2000s when American academic administrators became aware of an increasing number of “Baby...
On Slaying Dragons

On Slaying Dragons

Recently I started a creative writing course. I’m currently studying storytelling and wrote an article about storytelling for Christian Today. As researchers and historians have studied ancient stories, they have discovered a common theme that occurs across cultures...