Joy in the City

One of the main reasons we came to South Africa was to ‘plant’ a church – ie. a mini church community that will grow big in a new place. Bloemfontein church plant has… Continue reading

Woman vs. School

I couldn’t sleep on Tuesday night – it was one of those noisy South African nights where the local dogs are barking and the winds are blowing, making the wobbly bits of the… Continue reading

The year after the year before

This time a year ago we had sold our house and put our stuff into storage. We had left our jobs and schools, said a load of good byes and moved over to… Continue reading

Mountain Fires

I wanted to celebrate Christmas with something Jesus-y so what better way than to tell you the story of Colin and his trip to the mountains of Lesotho a few weeks ago? Here’s… Continue reading

A kiss in the clouds

Since moving, one of the major triggers that sets me off moaning and whining is TELLY. I miss British TV and radio, with all its humour and banter, and I miss knowing about… Continue reading

And on the 8th day God created the Cheetahs Fan…

After His day off, God made another breed of man, destined for life in the Free State. He stamped the rules of RUGBY upon his very soul. A man who knew how to PARTY.… Continue reading

On this day in history

Facebook has this little habit of popping up a memory from the same day on previous years. Yesterday mine was from 2009 when I had written that I “agreed with Evie: there are… Continue reading

We all start as strangers

Being a ‘newbie’ in town means you have to be brave and talk to people, smile and even tell your life story a gazillion times if asked. Sometimes it’s too much effort or… Continue reading

The art of Venn

Here at “Springs” we are slowly moving towards the state of Utopia called “Sorted Out”. Most days include a positive step forwards, but a lot of days involve a small step backwards too,… Continue reading

Prisoner to pastor

Sometimes you know a party is going to go with a swing as soon as you walk through the door – there’s glasses of drinks ready on a tray, there’s an array of… Continue reading