Each week 16 million people listen to BBC Radio 2. Now, not all of them were listening when I joined early morning host Alex Lester on Easter Monday to present the long-running Pause for Thought segment, but a few were! I was asked to talk about courage. Here's what I came up with.
In Resurrection Year I shared how Merryn and I brought our dream of having a family to an end. Since then I've even advised people that giving up a dream can be important for their healing. But one major question remains, one I’ve been reluctant to address until now: When do you know it's time
'I strongly felt that a visit to Kenya to see Caroline could be a consolation prize of sorts to help me discover another aspect of God. In October 2013, I had the opportunity to go to Nairobi for some project meetings. It was evident that I had to extend my trip to meet Caroline.'
'I have a question,' the lady at the back of the auditorium said into the microphone. 'How can I have my own Resurrection Year? I mean, what can I do?' In this video, podcast and article I'll give you four ideas you can try.
Can anything good come out of painful 'wilderness' experiences like grief, unwanted singleness, infertility or failure? I believe so. In this talk I explore how God makes the wilderness a place of surprising revelation, provision and discovery.
Most of us believe in the Disney Dream: that our prince will come, the damsel will be rescued, and the fairy tale of our lives will come true. But what do we do when the the fairy tale doesn't come true? Here's our Resurrection Year story recorded at Riverview Church, Perth.
Proverbs 30 describes the barren womb as 'never satisfied'. In this video and podcast I respond to Becky's question: does the pain and longing of infertility ever go away, or just lessen over time?
If you haven't discovered it yet, FaithVillage.com is a neat social space offering a wide variety of online fun catering to all manner of interests. FaithVillage's Senior Editor Brad Russell recently interviewed me about Resurrection Year. Through this series of short video discussions, a lot of Merryn's and my story comes out.
The secret is out. Merryn and I have never been able to have children. In this video and podcast I tell our story of infertility, IVF and attempted adoption, and how we were able to start again after bringing the dream of a family to an end.