Tag Archives: Christmas

I’ve seen hope born.

It’s hard to tell a story that isn’t yours alone – especially a story that weaves in and out of years, a story that can’t be untangled from everything else you’ve known. I’ve told my Mum she needs to write … Continue reading

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“I’m choosing you.”

You can’t choose your family, they tell me.  Except that in a lot of ways, we do. Sure, you don’t choose who gives birth to you (or in fact, who you might give birth to) – but family means a … Continue reading

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Three little words – no, not those ones.

Photo: Kurt Baushardt This Advent feels dark. Don’t get me wrong, I know it always is this time of year. Mornings barely get going, and the afternoons slump into their post-lunch nap. But this year I can feel it more … Continue reading

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Running home for Christmas

I spend a lot of time in London looking for home.  Not (usually) because I’m stumbling home drunk. No, I know where my house is, and how to navigate my way through the city’s night bus network. I don’t tend … Continue reading

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Stubborn hope.

Stubborn hope, you’re unrelenting, Chipping away patiently at fear and despair. Stubborn peace, soar above my resenting, Breathing forgiveness that’s far beyond fair. Stubborn joy, you refuse to be broken By circumstances flying out of control. Stubborn faith, grind into … Continue reading

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