How close is poverty?

[This first appeared on the KingsgateChurch.org website in September 2014] When I was thirteen years old I used to bake really large chocolate cakes every Monday evening. Our church hosted a meal for those who were homeless in the area and I got to make dessert for them! I’d head out every week and sit…

Living in a lifeboat.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I catch myself valuing people more for how they make me feel than simply for who they are; I can be guilty of enjoying what I get from them more than what I give. It happens a little too often, if I’m honest. Occasionally I might get it…

Tell me your story.

There’s something special about hearing someone’s story. Our mind engages with stories much like it engages with music; it’s more than just random noise, it has meaning and resonates with our heart. Some days I feel like I was created just to make friends with people, and today was one of those days. It was…

Relationship

I’m addicted to movies. I love them. I’m fascinated by watching characters develop and overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams. I love watching the relationship between the different characters and how no one person achieves their goal by themselves, there are always others involved. But it’s always hard, there’s always a struggle – usually with…