I Don’t Recognise the Religious Me

Who is that staring back at me? I sometimes wonder what would happen if I met the religious me from over 10 years ago, would I recognise her? And would we be friends? The funny thing is, yes I think we would be friends. The religious me would befriend the nonreligious me, thinking that she [Read More…]

5 Tips for Being in the World

How to be in the world I found being in the world pretty scary. For those of you who have never been an evangelical christian, being “in the world” means being in the ungodly parts of society and associating with people and things that are deemed unholy. At various times in my life I attended Pentecostal, [Read More…]

A Missionary Family Flying Into An Oven

Memoirs of Praying For Rain : Chapter 4  I was about 5 when we got on the plane to Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. I had flown before but I was a baby then so to me this was the first time I had been in a plane. We got a few planes, [Read More…]

God Works in Mysterious Ways

Memoirs of Praying for Rain  When I was about four, my family left Northern Ireland and temporarily moved to the south of France for 6 months to learn French. We needed to speak French so that when we made the final move to Burkina Faso, we would be able to communicate a little with people [Read More…]

The Call of Jesus

Memoirs of Praying For Rain “It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ” 2 Thessalonians 2:14 I do not remember the exact moment that I was told that god  was calling us to leave Northern Ireland, but I do remember feeling like whatever [Read More…]

A Step Backwards in the Dance

Tales of Dancing with the Devil  When the New Year arrived I made wishful resolutions and have been successful in keeping to most of my plans. I have been vegan for 10 days and have been to the gym a few times, but I have not been free, quite the opposite. I decided at the [Read More…]

Another New Year Without A God

Dancing with the Devil: Another New Year Free I don’t actually remember looking forward to the future when I believed in god, the future always seemed like a haze that god would reveal to me at one point. God had it under control, so it didn’t make any sense to make plans or think about what the next year [Read More…]

Why Do Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Tales of Dancing with the Devil It may seem bizarre to be even explain why, surely there is only one reason, because it is the day Christ was born! But in fact, there are many reasons as to why Christians celebrate the holiday, reasons which are generally not acknowledged by religious people and frequently ignored. Now [Read More…]

You Who are Cursed, Into the Eternal Fire

Memoirs of Praying For Rain  Matthew 25:41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” My earliest memories are of being afraid.  I was terrified of sitting on the window sill after having been told a story [Read More…]

Dancing with the Devil: Memoirs of an Ex-Christian

Praying For Rain In 2012, aged 24, I decided to write my life story to date. I was paranoid about losing memories that I had once blanked out, so I started to write my story on 1st November 2012. I was inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) so I decided to just write down [Read More…]