I came across a helpful word recently: wintering. Author Katherine May uses it to describe those moments when life turns cold through crisis or loss and we find ourselves living at a different, slower pace to everyone else. As winter is a time of retreat and hibernation for much of the natural world, wintering is the
Earlier this year, before Covid made things complicated, I attended a thanksgiving service for a much-loved member of our church. We lost Eileen to cancer at just 68 years of age. As the service began, more chairs had to be put out to accommodate the number of people arriving. And it led to a lesson learned
Merryn and I lost a friend this week. We first met Ali as she was battling ovarian cancer and watched her fight with remarkable perseverance, cheer, even cheekiness. And at first it looked like she'd won. But on Friday Ali left us. Here's the remarkable story I will probably most remember her for.
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.
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?