Sarcasm, a song, a sorry and a sunset…

You know that moment right after you blurt something out that you think is funny when it dawns on you that it isn’t, or that the person you’re saying it to doesn’t know you well enough to know that you’re being funny? When the words kind of hang there in the air and you wish you could grab them back before they land. Words you … Continue reading Sarcasm, a song, a sorry and a sunset…

Anticipating happiness: planning versus surprise…

So I’m cultivating a theory about happiness, which sounds poncy and above my station but I’m hopeful that it’s neither. It’s just that it has been occurring to me for some time that anticipation is half of what makes whatever you’re anticipating worth it, and the bad that precedes or follows the good is part of what makes us recognise the good for what it … Continue reading Anticipating happiness: planning versus surprise…

The truth about having 45 housemates…

Lately when I am asked about college, it’s the people I think about straight away. Always people, everywhere, all the time. 3 meals a day, in the corridor, getting my post, going to the shops. In the library, making tea, 15 minutes away in one of dozens of coffee shops, on my phone, on Facebook – college is full of people and so my life … Continue reading The truth about having 45 housemates…

Bible college – the worst place for a stubborn sinner?

College makes my sin apparent. Sometimes I am conscious of past actions; sometimes I am convicted in the moment and other times I dive off the precipice instead of hovering and retreating, knowing that to proceed is to fall and in the moment, not caring. I am prone to pride, false humility, self-righteousness and jealousy. I am prone to justify anger with the word righteous, … Continue reading Bible college – the worst place for a stubborn sinner?