Loving my neighbour

Hospitality, Partner, Relationships, WomenOnce again, Sarah rather unconvincingly tells me, “I know the universe is looking after me.” In our first year here, whenever we looked out our kitchen window to the apartment building opposite, we would see a couple smoking...

The Great Physician

Medical / Health, Partner, Professional Life, Transformation2020 has been a very challenging time for the world. All of us have found ourselves in a different situation than we anticipated at the start of the year. Personally, it has brought a sudden halt to my work....

Gods love overcomes fear

Business, Arab World, Partner, Professional Life, TransformationWe live in a 4,000 year old city, along with 25 million others. Pollution fills the air like a grey soup and the economy is in a permanent struggle to keep ahead of population growth. Yet the noise and...

Tell people about our suffering

Community Development, Life Lessons, Partner, Prayer, Professional Life, Women"Will you love Muslims the way I love them?" She turned around, to the girl behind her in the pews. But she hadn't said anything. When she heard the voice again, 15-year-old...

Serving God without leaving home

Other, Arab World, Life Lessons, Partner, RelationshipsA few weeks before my family went to live overseas for the first time, I got a phone call. The caller was an older friend whom I respected. “Ruth”, she said to me, “I know we talk a lot about Jim’s role. But I...