Armistice Sonnet I: Sacrifice

I know it isn't Monday, but there's a bit of poetry on the blog today because, as you may have noticed from the change of name, I'm doing a new thing. Do watch the video, but don't forget to read on below! We filmed this in Thorpe Morieux church, and I'm grateful to Steve Day … Continue reading Armistice Sonnet I: Sacrifice

Poetry Monday: Path

I'm off to Scargill House in Yorkshire this week, for an annual writers' retreat led by Adrian and Bridget Plass. This poem was written for them, and the metaphor in it is one they often use: a narrow path of grace between the mountains of law and the swamp of licence. You can find this … Continue reading Poetry Monday: Path

Tuesday, Reviews day: Livi Starling

One of the best things about being a member of the Association of Christian Writers is the opportunity to meet other writers and discover new books.  Recently I've been doing a bit of light reading penned by a new friend, and here is my review: I’ve just finished reading two of the four Livi Starling … Continue reading Tuesday, Reviews day: Livi Starling

Tuesday, Reviews Day: Those Who Wait

I have been very fortunate recently to be part of the launch teams for a few great books.  One of these, which came out yesterday, is Tanya Marlow’s Those Who Wait. It’s a gorgeous book which explores, through the imagined thoughts and feelings of four Bible characters, all the spiritual learning and longing that comes … Continue reading Tuesday, Reviews Day: Those Who Wait

Poetry Mondays: A Good Book

Last week has been full of Bible storytelling, which has included reading, writing, performing and watching some really creative takes on Bible stories.  On Saturday 7th, I was in London for an ACW event, hearing Glen Scrivener talking about telling God's story; yesterday I had another opportunity to watch the great Bob Hartman at work; … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: A Good Book

Tuesday, Reviews day: CRT titles

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Christian Resources Together, a conference for those in the world of Christian publishing and retail to network, resource each other and celebrate successes together.  I was there as publicity officer for ACW (The Association of Christian Writers), which didn’t stop me having a good natter with some publishers … Continue reading Tuesday, Reviews day: CRT titles

Poetry Mondays: Partying Angels

Since I was performing this one again on Saturday as part of my Celebration Stories programme (newly rewritten for 2017!) I thought I'd pop it up here. It has appeared in various forms at various occasions, including as a rhyming skit shared with a puppet, but I prefer performing it exactly as I first wrote … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: Partying Angels

Poetry Mondays: Patchwork

Today's poem is a meditation on a patchwork quilt, written years ago when I started a 'poetry blog'.  I'm not even going to link to that blog, which flailed about for a bit and then stopped, but I'm still proud of some of the poems there, and will be moving them in here bit by … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: Patchwork

Poetry Mondays: Christus Victor

I've been out in the garden today, looking at the signs of spring - snowdrops and bright yellow flowers (I'm not a botanist) are appearing like a hidden hoard of gold turned up by the plough, reminding me of this spring/Easter poem I wrote a couple of years ago.     I'm very fond of … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: Christus Victor

Poetry Mondays: John 1

Last week I wrote this blog post for the Association of Christian Writers' blog, More Than Writers.  It finishes with a poem called Katalambano (click above and have a look at the blog post to find out more about what that means!) The poem is one of a pair, but I wrote them years apart.  The first … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: John 1