The car is my prayer room.

Driving around Burundi it occurs to me just how beautiful the world is; rolling hills with vivid shades of green fresh from the rainfall, peaks and valleys sculpting the breathtaking landscape of this precious country, laughing children playing along the roadside laughing and pointing as they see the “Muzungu” drive past, bright bursts of colour…

Embracing the things that scare you.

I don’t know if it was ever a deliberate decision, but at some point a while back I started acting like the best way to pursue life was to head straight in the direction of things that scare me. I’m not sure if it’s because my competitive nature kicks in and I somehow know that…

#LoveDoes

“Love Does” I saw this phrase written somewhere a few months back and it got stuck in my head*. It was one of those things that stood out on the page like it was written in neon lights – probably because it pretty much sums up everything I understand and believe life to be about….

Money Matters?

I live in a world where I can buy pretty much anything I want, and sometimes it feels like thats exactly what I do. I want it, I buy it. I think that’s quite worrying. Partly because the more I consume the more I realise that it doesn’t actually satisfy me, and partly because I…

A New Day

Im starting to love the words “I’m sorry” – and strangely not just hearing the sound of them, but actually saying them…and possibly even meaning them too! It feels odd, but its amazingly liberating to acknowledge that you screw things up and make mistakes sometimes. It takes the pressure off trying to be perfect when…

Frustrations and Gifts

I’m frustrated. My flight was cancelled this morning. I’ve wasted a day. And now I’m sitting here in a completely drenched airport watching people scooping the water out. Feeling really frustrated. Somewhere inside of me a real sense of arrogance has arisen. “This isn’t good enough” “I expect more than this” “If only they would…

Missing Something

I woke up this morning feeling slightly dissatisfied with life. Do you ever get those rare moments when suddenly something clicks and you think “THIS is what life is really about”? I do. But they’re followed shortly after by more meaningless things that just distract me, and then I soon forget what it was that…

I had some thoughts…

Facebook is a funny thing. People you know really well, people you used to know well, people you try to keep in touch with, people you can’t even remember. A complete range of people have this bizarre access to your life. It paints a picture of you – whether true or false – for others…