Jesus in Jeans: The woman caught in adultery

Tuesday 13th February, 2024 Last week I re-imagined the story of the Wedding at Cana as though it happened in the 21st Century. Following on from that I’ve decided to create a ‘Jesus in Jeans’ series, reimagining how the stories from the life of Jesus might look like if they happened today. This series doesn’t …

Who doesn’t love a wedding?

Wednesday 7th February 2024 “Becky’s boy Levi, is getting married!”, Miriam called from the kitchen. Joshua was in the dining room setting the table before his brothers arrived and the chaos of Friday Night dinner ensued. He set the cutlery down and wandered into the kitchen where his mother was busying herself preparing the vegetables. …

Little Boxes

Monday 5th February, 2024 I stashed myself in a box for safekeeping.University is scary, leaving home at 18, meeting strange new people from different walks of life who want to know who you are.And what if they don’t like what they find?It’s a vulnerable place to be, deciding what you show people of yourself, especially …

Teach your children to love

Friday 2nd February, 2024 I don’t think there’s any better example of bad parenting than telling your child that they can’t be friends with the “naughty” or “weird” or “difficult” kid. I generally don’t do calling people “bad parent” ; parents face far too much judgment, especially mothers. We’re all really doing the best we …

Holy Filth

31st January 2024 Holy Filth To hell with purity.Or at least to hell with what the righteous tell us it is anyway.To hell with virginal innocence, unblemished faces, untouched bodiesTo hell with polished halo’s, hallowed silences, shimmering radianceTo hell with clean spoken voices, eloquent speeches, flowery language, and choral sung hymns. Give me the screams …

Mess.

Monday 1st January, 2024 Happy New Year! No matter how much we try to avoid it, life is messy.Messy and… well….mingin’!Humanity isn’t clean and neat and tidy, we burp, and fart, and poop and bleed. In fact most of our bodily functions are sticky and gooey and often a bit stinky too. We’re gross! And …