By Urbain Yombe Christmas is approaching at full speed, people are thinking about the food we’re going to eat at and recipes are coming out the drawers. What is your favourite Christmas food? Do you know how it is made? Do you know the ingredients used to make it? Mince pies are one of the most popular foods at Christmas. And these ingredients all go into making them delicious: plain flour, lard, butter, milk, salt, sugar, and egg (for the pastry); and mincemeat, tangerines, lemon zest and apple (for the filling). When… Read More

Here we go again…but where?

De ja vu anyone?  So it’s another lockdown.  How did you feel when you first heard that announcement?  Fear?  Frustration?  Deflated? Thankful that something is being done? Or something else? I’ve got to admit, when I first heard the news I just felt tired.  Tired of trying to keep up with what we can and can’t do, of countless conversations about what’s going on or not, at the thought of not seeing people yet again, at the thought of the pain and struggle for so many people who I want to help… Read More

To Pray or Not to Pray?

I painted my first wall in our new house this week. It’s black. Just a small section, not much more than a metre wide and up to the ceiling. I’ve been wanting to make a prayer wall for months, inspired by film the War Room and I finally got round to doing it last weekend. I found some old blackboard paint, got my trusty frog tape and blacked it out, now it’s dry I’ve starting adding some chalk to it. The painting has been symbolic of my wrestle with prayer and actually… Read More

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