Thorns and Gold

Tanya Marlow likes being honest about the muck and the glory. She also likes Dr Seuss and steak. Her blog is on the Bible, suffering and the messy edges of life.

I am itching to dig a little into the Bible. I want to hear the whisper of God in the words and lives of Bible characters. Over the next few... More

If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing badly. More

"Can you please tell me how to get in touch with my local ME specialist? I know the files were being transferred to a new system last year, but... More

The Internet tells me that there are almost 400,000 Haitians still homeless after the 2010 earthquake. They are living out their days in hastily-erected... More

What’s your love language? Love-languages are the ways in which we express and receive love. If you don’t yet know yours, I can recommend taking... More

I hesitate to write this, and I told myself that I would not step into this debate on this particular platform. I know that I am at risk of alienating... More

In the middle of the doctors’ waiting room, amongst the tired magazines and pale patients was an enormous rocking horse. More