Category: When it all goes wrong…..

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Just being there

A couple of days after my mum died very suddenly, I was walking along Colchester High Street. I must have been going to our church for some reason, I don’t remember why. And I...

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The walk of shame

Jerusalem has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, for they have all seen her naked; she herself groans and turns away. Her filthiness clung to her skirts;...

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I wailed once

I wailed once. Just once. You see, I was a happy, smiley, bouncy baby. A contented child. A teenager who’d been brought up to believe that feelings could not be trusted and therefore could...

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Learning to lament

Everyone experiences loss. That much is clear. But how each one of us expresses loss is different. It’s a cultural thing. We are taught how to deal with loss by our parents, our friends,...

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No compromise

Over the years, God had made his rules clear to the Israelites. Two of the most basic rules were about marrying foreign women and worshipping other gods. Here, Solomon goes on to break both...