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Why does God let the bad stuff happen?

Why does God let the bad stuff happen?

It’s the question we all ask at some point, isn’t it. Maybe it’s the question we ask every day, because every day is full of pain. We just have to switch on the news to see all the bad stuff. Evil permeates our world, and snakes its way into our lives and the lives of those we love. Senseless stuff happens and we just don’t get it. We’re not alone. The Bible is full of this question, from Job to…

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Torn – a poem for Good Friday

Torn – a poem for Good Friday

Torn. A lonely garden draped in a starry night, a soul ripped apart. Yet not my will but yours His spirit shrieks his fear His body trembles overwhelmed with the weight Of us Torn. Rust-bound nails pierce uncreated flesh, Word of eternity in blood cascading. Arms spread wide in love-drenched agony. Torn. A mother’s heart shattered into a million pieces, she watches, afraid to turn away. Drowned in the anguish of uncomprehending grief. She recalls a night so long ago…

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Song of the Overworld – Book review and giveaway

Song of the Overworld – Book review and giveaway

I love a bit of Young Adult fiction, but increasingly find it somewhat cliched – I know the story from the start, there are no surprises – it’s all just a bit… meh. And I say that as someone who likes to write the stuff, and hopes to get my first novel published at some time in the next year. But when I first read Dawn E James’ Song of the Overworld, I was really blown away. The story captivated…

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