Found this on the Tearfund Student website today… slightly amused me! Yep, that Emma is me. It’s been an immense privillege to get to know Tara, Tearfunds youth coordinator in Scotland. We meet up occasionally to chat about social action in a university and a Scottish context. She is an inspiration to me… and to many others I’m sure.

Feels a bit weird to be quoted on their website, but if it helps to aid and inspire and encourage some others to act on behalf of the poor and the marginalized and the oppressed… I’m in.

“And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.”

[Micah 6:8]


In the vein of Ally’s recent posts…. I thought I’d post a picture of my dinner tonight. I was in the mood for cooking something proper, a full meal, so here’s what I had…

Chicked stuffed with mango, on a bed of mashed potato, with julienne carrots.

Yes, I know… I burnt the chicken… It was my first time cooking this, was just experiementing really… and I burnt the chicken, which was disappointing… but man I so enjoyed this meal!!


“It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.

[Det. Graham Waters]

Watching Crash again tonight. One of the best films I’ve ever seen… plotlines interweave, twists and turns, great acting, fantastic concept. Love it.

1000 Words

Shaun just blogged about this great idea… let him know what you think. I love Shauns heart for the broken and the down-and-outs. It comes across in his writting… he just seems to beat for this stuff.

It’s a welcome change to those who don’t really seem to care that there are millions of people living in hell on earth now. Sometimes people ask me about what I think about heaven and hell after this life… I think my response sometimes suprises them. It’s not that I don’t think life after earth is important… but I’m much more concerned with heaven and hell here, right now, on earth, than I am after it. I love Christian Aid’s tagline… Life Before Death. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that.