Endings and Beginnings

Hello lovelies

Sorry for the long blog break – me and Mr Norovirus have been shacked up together for the past few days.  I’ve tried to end it, but he’s like, insanely jealous.

Thank you so much for your support this year – for reading and commenting and praying and encouraging – and everything.  It’s meant a massive amount.

Here’s some snippets from 2012;

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1. Not Fine

2. Can you help?

3. Feeling ‘fat’

4. True story

5. Is anyone else lonely?

6. Messed up is the new normal… right?

7. OverExposed

8. What would you say?

9. Things that make me angry

10. Stranger Danger


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1. Fire-Fighting with a Water Gun

2. The Same, But Utterly Different

3. ‘I’m A Gay Christian’: Guest Post.

4. Love in the Darkness: Guest Post

5. Don’t Give Up

6. Childnessness + the Gospel (joint post)

7. Guest Post: On Marriage Roles

8. The Naked and Insulted God

9. No Funny Side to Domestic Abuse

10. Walking With Gay Christian Friends: Guest Post


…new days can be scary, let alone new years. I don’t know what mine holds – or what yours does either. But whatever we face, the Lord goes ahead, and He will bring us through.

And I said to the man who stood

at the gate of the year:

‘Give me a light that I may

tread safely into the unknown’.


And he replied:

‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand

into the hand of God.

That shall be to you better than light

and safer than a known way’.


So I went forth and finding the Hand of God

Trod gladly into the night

He led me towards the hills

And the breaking of day in the lone east…


(Minnie Louise Haskins 1876-1957)


Happy New Year!



9 thoughts on “Endings and Beginnings

  1. Happy New Year to you both and so sorry to hear about your recent fling with Mr N. He is a big fear of mine so I’m desperately trying to avoid bumping into him… Hope you are feeling better and wishing you a bright, peaceful year ahead.

  2. Thank you, Emma, for opening insights this year that have truly made me stop and think about issues and trials I have never deeply considered before – it’s places like this that really show the necessity of learning to be there for each other. May you and Glen deeply know the beauty of His grace amidst this sharing in the year ahead.

  3. I’ve missed you! Hope you recover completely soon!

    Love the poem, such a beautiful picture of God being our light & guide in darkness.

  4. Thanks Emma & Glen. You are both lovely people and we appreciate you & your blogs a great deal. God bless you & keep you safe in His love & care – for “underneath are the everlasting arms”….

  5. Thanks Phil, Wondering Soul, Howard, X and Beth,

    2012 was all the better for having you in it. Happy New Year to you all!

  6. Missed your posts. They hadnt been coming up on my newsfeed for a bit. But I came searching.happy new year.xx

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