We Are Not Cordless Devices

My tomato plants are filling up with green tomatoes. Hooray! It's been fascinating to watch their day by day progress. Side shoots (I'm told they are called trusses) appear with lots of little yellow flowers on them, and these are where the tomatoes grow. The plant matures from the base, upwards and outwards. Lower down…

How Do We Know What’s True?

When I was 14, I went on holiday to Turkey with my friend Claire and her parents. During the day, we'd mostly swim and sunbathe. Lush. In the evenings, we'd stroll through the local market, then find somewhere nice to eat. As it turned out, this particular market was filled with designer clothes and accessories…

The Weightlessness of Being Held

I was praying recently for a friend who was feeling heart-heavy in the midst of lockdown shielding. I found myself asking the Father that she would know the weightlessness of being held. I loved that phrase as soon as I heard it - it felt like a glint of gold in the sand, and I…