Category Archives: HOPE 103.2

living alone

Like most people, I had never lived alone. I grew up in a family of five, I’d moved to a college, then share-houses. The lowest number of people I’d lived with was one other person, but now, here I was, … Continue reading

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flatmates

So, depression is still a thing, but I’m finally feeling the effects of a new drug regime (yay!), and I’m sure the effects of a new friend too… But either ways, here I am, ready to blog for you about … Continue reading

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coogie and doogie

So my dear friend is engaged to a younger man. Shock! Horror! Consternation! The nickname started with him. He’s a med student and looks like Doogie Howser MD (but is too young to know who that is!) and is young, … Continue reading

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you gotta have friends

I guess I’ve a bit of a strange take on the friendship thing, having not really had many for the first 16 years of my life, then making some close ones at college who have subsequently scattered again, so my … Continue reading

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Euodia and Syntyche

Having spoken about cliques in church, it’s worth considering another cause of division in the church – conflict. I used to think church was conflict free. But that was when I was a child and barely understood any social cues…! … Continue reading

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people are like snakes

So here’s the thing. I don’t know how many times I’ve felt isolated and friendless in Christian community, because I’ve chosen not to count, and to try not to remember (too often) either. Feeling alone in what should be a … Continue reading

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too sexy for a shirt

If like me you went to a great youth group with a healthy focus on the Bible and blood sports, you would occasionally, at a camp say, have been divided up along gender lines to talk about sex and related … Continue reading

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