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2021-02-19 20:53
The easiest way to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle is to start with swaps. Glass for plastic. Tin for plastic. Cloth for plastic. When you really think about how […] Read More
2021-02-18 20:54
While the pandemic has not reduced global warming it certainly reduced our emissions. Something positive and sustainable coming from something so difficult to bear. This series of posts is g… Read More
Worry And Grace In Covid
2020-07-20 08:23
I shouldn’t be here. I shouldn’t be in the Uk, in my parents-in-law’s house, driving their car. I should be in another country completely – in Dubai. My whole family… Read More
2020-06-09 15:30
Queen Victoria allegedly refused to outlaw lesbianism because she didn’t believe that two women could be sexually attracted to one another. Just because you can’t imagine it happ… Read More
Christians And Mental Health
2020-05-23 10:35
I have heard some Christians say that if we have God in our lives we can’t be depressed. And yet one of the times when God was closest to me […] Read More
2020-04-25 18:45
One of the things I value about Americans is their ready smiles and expectation of casual conversation in almost any circumstances. I remember being surprised but delighted to be chatted [&h&hell…Read More
We Are The Light Of The World
2020-04-17 19:57
The lockdown is starting to get to me. I’m trapped in the UK, between a new job in Dubai and the leaving of my friends and job of 4 years […] Read More
A Strange Palm Sunday
2020-04-05 19:33
Today has been strange. Personally it has been strange, because I have had to work. I have started a new role located in Dubai and of course, as a Muslim […] Read More
If A Blogger Posts In The Woods…
2020-01-27 00:25
No one has clicked on the last post I posted. (A Life More Ordinary) Not one person. They have visited my site for some other things I’ve written but that […] Read More
2020-01-20 02:06
We’re all supposed to be striving to achieve. Our instagrams should show that we have lots of friends and fun experiences, that we are beautiful and loved. Our houses are […] Read More
2019-12-29 23:48
We are the women of Christmas. Whether we are making Christmas beautiful, spiritual and fun for ourselves, our families or our friends. Whether we are happy or sad in this […] Read More
Women Of Advent – Mary
2019-12-22 22:53
Mary – a teenage mum who said ‘yes’ to God despite the fact that everything was against her. She must have known that the community could punish her severely for […] Read More
Women Of Advent – Elizabeth
2019-12-16 01:39
Elizabeth was Mary’s cousin, much older than her and without children. Then as now there was pain around not having children. Yet she is described as “without fault in keeping [… Read More
Women Of Advent – Eve
2019-12-02 03:14
There is a service of 9 lessons and carols that was first established in the 1880s in England. You can hear it if you tune into BBC Radio 4 on […] Read More
Women Of Advent – Intro
2019-11-29 20:48
Last year I wrote a series of mediations called A Busy Woman’s Advent. this year I am writing a series of advent meditations based on the women who are part […] Read More
2019-11-06 14:49
As usual here is my round up of the more sustainable options – mainly high street and affordable! – for the autumn/winter/fall season. Lots of beige, floaty dresses, dark florals… Read More
Halloween And Generosity
2019-10-31 01:36
I love Halloween. Love dressing up. Love ever so slightly scaring myself. Love candy. Love going out in the darkness. I’ve never been part of Church or tradition that’s had [&hel&hell…Read More
2019-09-30 16:52
Want to learn more about God but don’t really want to go to, or go back to, Church? Try out this podcast from our pastor Ian Reed Twiss. The motto […] Read More
2019-09-22 01:49
Today while we were tidying up her room my four year old daughter took out a pretty wristband and proudly showed it to me. “Mummy, daddy bought me this at […] Read More
Foot Soldiers, Worker Bee And Also-rans
2019-09-08 20:34
I have been listening to a lot of podcasts recently. Most often they are interviews with people who are doing extraordinary things for God whether that be in social justice, […] Read More
Review Of Norse Mythology By Neil Gaiman
2019-07-23 13:41
  If you are going to understand your faith you need to understand the context it comes out of. Reading mythologies and researching other belief systems helps you to understand [&hellip&hell…Read More
New Twitter Handle – @EveOrdinary
2019-07-16 17:42
After years of sort of publicizing the blog on my Facebook and twitter channel, but feeling that they were more of a venn diagram of people who would be interested […] Read More
2019-06-23 20:27
What do you do if you want to go to Church but you have never been in a church service before? There are lots of people like you. There is […] Read More
2019-05-24 19:42
As you know, I don’t believe we have to sacrifice good treatment of the planet and others to look good and enjoy fashion. We don’t have to exploit God’s good […] Read More
2019-05-12 02:07
A few weeks ago my godmother died. She had been battling cancer for a while. She was my mum’s best friend and she was my model for what a godmother […] Read More
God Won’t Save Us From Climate Change
2019-03-27 17:11
Climate change is clearly happening. When we see the growing intensity of storms like Cyclone Idai or the monstrous tornado that hit in Alabama recently or the hottest ever winter […] Read More
2019-03-18 15:48
We are now entering the second week of Lent. How’s it going for you? Have you succumbed yet to chocolate/swearing/sleeping in/etc (delete as appropriate)? Or did you not even start [&h&hell…Read More
Not What I Was Expecting
2019-02-25 23:57
If there’s one thing I have learned about God and encountering God it’s that it’s never what I expected. And that it comes and goes. I start off with the […] Read More
Wise Words For Strange Times
2019-02-12 16:42
Things are strange. News is fake. Or is it? It’s easy to get disheartened when we see laws being enacted and choices being made that feel so contrary to where […] Read More
Questions For Epiphany
2019-01-07 00:54
Today is Epiphany, the day we celebrate the visit of the Wise Men to Jesus. Epiphany means revelation, and there are many revelations in the Epiphany story: The existence of […] Read More
A Busy Woman’s Christmas And NYE
2019-01-02 02:46
Well, as suspected, the last few days before Christmas and in fact Christmas day were incredibly busy. It was mainly cleaning, cooking and preparing the house for the big day, […] Read More
A Busy Woman’s Advent – Quiet Time?!
2018-12-10 23:50
Often during Advent we are encouraged to slow down, take time and pray. I’m not saying don’t do that. I’m saying, I didn’t even get around to writing this post [&hell&hell…Read More
Ethical Party Wear A/W 18
2018-11-30 02:35
It’s that time again. Here are some cracking dresses, accessories, trousers and tops to give you plenty of scope for a more ethical party wear purchase! Have fun! Advertisements Read More
2018-11-17 01:25
Advent should be a time of preparation and peace, looking forward to when Jesus comes as a child in Bethlehem and at the end of time. But mostly it gets […] Read More
Worried About The Caravan?
2018-11-05 02:08
Some pretty horrible things have been said about the caravan of migrant approaching the southern US border. But let’s be clear about 3 things at least:- 1. They are not […] Read More
A/W Ethical Fashion 2018/19
2018-10-09 13:12
As usual I have put together a post with my selection of high street fashion (for which read affordable fashion) that is more ethical – either fairly traded and made […] Read More
Barnabas, Thomas And Mary
2018-04-29 01:03
Three people have been on my mind during the Easter period (not over yet btw so keep chugging the chocolate): Barnabas – A nickname for a man named Joseph, a […] Read More
2018-04-07 19:01
Continuing my crusade to persuade y’all that there are affordable, fashionable options which mean you don’t have to destroy the planet or pay people less than a living wage and [… Read More
Slowing Down – A Book And Podcast
2018-01-24 02:51
This post covers two brilliant resources – a book and a podcast. They aren’t connected directly but both of them deal with a counter cultural view of time as presented […] Read More
Social Media, Children And Christianity
2018-01-02 22:35
Before I start, let’s not get scaremonger-y about social media. Social is here to stay. Social strengthens week social ties and bring friends together – I should know, I had [&he&hell…Read More
2017-12-14 02:10
Star Wars geeks amongst you will recognize my reference, (and the even geekier will recognize the poster for the film to the left) but you probably won’t connect it with […] Read More
Happy New Year – Ideas For Advent
2017-12-01 21:19
Happy New Year! If you are in the Catholic or established church tradition then the way that we move through spiritual time in the calender year is no mystery. If […] Read More
Ethical Party Wear A/W 2017
2017-11-27 16:38
Here it is – your latest update on ethical-ish and affordable fashion for the party season. 15,000+ scientists have just issued a warning confirming the fact that we are now […] Read More
Is The Church Obsessed By Youth?
2017-11-19 19:32
Moses was 80 and Aaron was 83 when they were sent to Pharoah. Whether you believe they were literally that age or not they clearly weren’t 16 year olds, nor […] Read More
2017-09-16 17:41
Some of the things I am liking for Autumn/Fall 2017. Lots of red, statement earrings and a couple of interesting sleeves and plaid. It is important that we are conscious […] Read More
Feminism And God
2017-08-28 00:46
Saturday was Equality for Women day.  That got me thinking about feminism and some of the reasons I am a feminist. I’ve had some fantastically strong and intelligent women in [&he&hell…Read More
Charlottesville – What Can I Do?
2017-08-21 01:11
Last week we heard the terrible news about the death in Charlottesville of Heather Heyer and 2 the two policemen, Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates and Pilot Lt. H. Jay […] Read More
2017-06-23 22:25
Here’s the latest from me on what I think are some nice picks for affordable, ethical fashion for this summer. As always, not all are fair trade/organic but you should […] Read More
2017-06-21 22:21
What a messy election. What were the reasons that from such a level of popularity the Conservatives managed to lose 12 seats? Oh, so many. Brexit, manifesto compromises (I’m being [&he&hell…Read More
2017-05-26 14:28
It’s been a while. I have not felt motivated to write for a few reasons. The political situation is overwhelming here in the States, every day there is a new […] Read More
2017-03-08 19:33
International Women’s Day, my friends. Now the Church in general doesn’t have a great reputation with women. All that Eve stuff conveniently allowed men to blame us and hold us [… Read More
2017-02-28 00:01
Lent is nearly upon us and if you are still looking for something to focus your thinking and spiritual development you might try something from this selection. They range from […] Read More
2017-02-10 21:50
I wish ,when I was younger, that someone had given me some simple ways to approach prayer. So here is the first in a set of posts about just that! […] Read More
2017-01-06 20:46
Today is Epiphany, the last day of Christmas so I spent 4 hours last night taking down the Christmas decorations. Everything has to be sorted, wrapped, stashed and then just […] Read More
2016-12-06 22:00
Continuing the theme of ‘doing justly’ here is a selection of party wear for this season that I have put together on Pinterest. They have a more ethical bent and, most [&hel&hell…Read More
2016-11-13 02:39
There are lots of good things about being a Christian in America. You aren’t weird, you’re normal. You don’t have to defend your views constantly like you do in the [&helli&hell…Read More
2016-11-04 17:55
My American readers are facing an interesting election choice on 8th November.Although I live here now, I’m not a citizen so I’m not entitled to vote.(Hang on that’s taxati… Read More
2016-10-29 08:43
One way of doing justly on an everyday basis is to make more conscious fashion decisions. Long time readers will know it’s a particular bug-bear of mine. But there’s no […… Read More
2016-09-14 14:46
I was listening to a podcast in the on Monday car and I felt sad. I love this particular podcast, I recommend it. It’s the Robcast. Rob Bell is a […] Read More
Thinking About God
2016-08-16 00:45
There is a modern perception that you can’t think your way to God. Christians are just as guilty of this as non-Christians and yet there are some outstanding thoughtful approaches [&he&hell…Read More
Revisionist HIstory
2016-07-16 22:13
There are some real bonuses to going to work in a car. One of them is that it’s way easier to listen to podcasts. When I was going into work […] Read More
Independence Day
2016-07-05 02:35
As I sat in the hot 4th July sun watching pipers and drums parade down Main Street, Northville, closely followed by a car done up as the Ghostbuster’s Cadillac, I […] Read More
2016-06-21 17:49
Currently I’m attending a Catholic church. There are many reasons why, but most of them are about making it easier for my husband to take communion where he is comfortable to [&he&hell…Read More
2016-06-13 02:29
People will often say, I’m a Christian I just don’t go to Church. There are 8,760 hours in a year. If you want to be picky and count only the […] Read More
2016-05-22 01:07
Justice and Submission – two words with appeal that couldn’t be further apart. We firmly believe the wrong doer should get their just deserts but few of us would be prepared… Read More
2016-04-30 14:52
I am currently reading  Justice and Submission which was sent to me by Alban Books. I’ll be reviewing this soon, but it’ll be a positive review,  its already havin… Read More
2016-04-22 13:13
Look at this beautiful infographic on the fruits of the spirit. Working in a highly visual company I have come to appreciate the different ways in which people communicate, and […] Read More

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