My name is Carrie, I’m almost 60, and while most of my friends and other people my age are preparing for retirement, I did the unthinkable. Eight months ago I sold my belongings and left family, kids, and precious grandkids to move across the ocean to a small community in the east end of Glasgow.
‘Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received…’ Ephesians 4:1 I’m 33 and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the beginning of summer ’17. My husband Pete and I have three pre-school boys, and we are church planters in Barlanark,
My great-grandfather was born in 1905 in a tenement block in Townhead, Glasgow. He was born into extreme poverty with an alcoholic father, a chaotic home life and a mother who pawned anything and everything of value she could get her hands on. My gran and my mum tell tales of how as a small boy my
A Review of The Pastor’s Wife by Gloria Furman When Mez gave me this book to read I was in two minds about how helpful it would be. I've read books like this before and sometimes they are only really suitable for those pastoring in the States. Often it is difficult to see the relevance for pastors’
In a recent conversation with another church planter’s wife, she asked me the question ‘What did you tell your girls about Santa?' I thought this would make a good blog for this time of year. Christmas has become so commercialised and in lots of ways totally over the top. People overspend, overeat,
[geoip-content country="GB"] [/geoip-content][geoip-content not-country="GB"] [/geoip-content]This post is the second in a three part review of Richard Florida's book, 'The New Urban Crisis: Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequality and What We Can Do About It'. PART 1 Last time we
Originally posted on Mar 21, 2013 I sometimes meet with and speak to young men who say that they are interested in planting churches in housing schemes. One issue in particular seems to hinder them, especially if they’re from an educated, middle class background. It’s the problem of children. They