This blog is largely about me muddling my way through life and faith. Being a relatively new Christian, I’m trying to work out what it means to follow Jesus in today’s world as a 34 year old woman in the North East of England who loves playing rugby, throwing great big parties and gardening. All of which I think Jesus would totally approve. I’m also training for ministry in the Church of England. If that’s a bit too jargon-heavy, I’m at “vicar school”.
Just like anyone else, life throws up challenges, and I’ve written about some of these and will continue to do so honestly and frankly, as they arise, because I try to keep my life online a true and fair reflection of my life as I live it in person. This isn’t a blog with a warm filter and sympathetic lighting! In truth I’ve not always sensed where God fits into the tougher times I’ve experienced (especially whilst I’ve been in the midst of them) and I’ve not always found prayer easy. But each day as I step out in faith it gets easier, I learn, I grow.
I’ve written about stuff that people don’t often talk about, for example PTSD and infertility, to name two biggies. In part, because I hope to help people who are facing the same problems. They may recognise their own situations in my writing, and so get some help, or better understand those around them. Writing also helps me put into words what I can’t often say out loud. And I also write because I want to share how my faith has changed my life for the better. I want to leave space for people with their own views and beliefs, and I humbly admit I don’t have all the answers.
So join me in these blogs as I work out what this life stuff is all about. You’ll find accounts from my experiences as an Army Officer serving in Afghanistan and other parts of the world, my experiences of different cultures, my attempt to discern what God wants me to be and do, and my observations as a newcomer in the quirky and marvellous world of the local parish church.
“With God, all things are possible.” Matt 19.26