I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is giv­en, and the gov­ern­ment will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Won­der­ful Coun­sel­lor, Mighty God, Ever­last­ing Fath­er, Prince of Peace.” 

Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬

An incred­ibly power­ful and per­son­al story from a great sci­entif­ic mind about his greatest discovery.

My Secret Battle – a Grief Shared ›

This week I can across the blog is Simon Thomas. He’s a Sky Sports presenter and a Chris­ti­an, known by many in the U.K. He lost his wife to can­cer in Septem­ber last year and has been blog­ging about his grief. This week he shared a post about his Secret Battle with depres­sion and anxiety.
It’s a very hon­est and open account of the battle he has, and still is, facing. I have a great admir­a­tion for any­one who is able to post so pub­licly about their battle with men­tal health. I have attemp­ted to write many times about my own struggle with depres­sion, it is not an easy thing to do. I’m thank­ful that Simon has a strong faith in God that is help­ing him through this time. My own faith helped me in my darkest time, and I have wit­nessed the faith of oth­ers close to me help them. I am forever thank­ful for this.

The Crossway ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy Bible ›

I’ve nev­er read a review of a Bible before, so when Joshua Ginter men­tioned he would be post­ing one recently my interest was piqued. This week I finally got round to read­ing his review of the Cross­way ESV Heir­loom Single Column Leg­acy Bible. It’s not just a really inter­est­ing read, it’s also a beau­ti­ful visu­al essay as well. I’m a big fan of Joshua’s pho­to­graph­ic reviews, and this one cer­tainly does the new ESV Heir­loom justice. Hope­fully one day I’ll be in the mar­ket for Bible like this.

As Abra­ham Kuyper once said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human exist­ence over which Christ, who is Sov­er­eign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!’” And rule with abso­lute suprem­acy. And though it may not seem so now, it is only a mat­ter of time until he is revealed from heav­en in flam­ing fire to give relief to those who trust him and right­eous ven­geance on those who don’t.
– John Piper 

Deep Prayer > Deep Work ›

There’s been a lot of talk on the inter­net circles I fol­low about focus and deep work. They’re thought pro­vok­ing and often res­on­ate with me, but there’s one thing I’ve been strug­gling to recon­cile in it all. The focus of all these dis­cus­sions is usu­ally aimed at put­ting your indi­vidu­al desires first, which does­n’t really jive with my Chris­ti­an beliefs.
Chris Bowl­er, in his excel­lently con­sidered art­icle Deep Pray­er > Deep Work, seems to demon­strate I’m not alone. In doing so he seems to cap­ture exactly how this kind of think­ing should be influ­en­cing my approach to my faith.

But over and over, I come back to the fact that while Newport’s concept of increas­ing our abil­ity to focus is cru­cial to a suc­cess­ful career, it’s even more cru­cial to a suc­cess­ful Chris­ti­an life. One that is lived attuned to the Spir­it. One that is care­fully watch­ing to see where God is work­ing, then ready and will­ing to join him in it. 

Even if I turn out to be wrong, I shall bet my life on the assump­tion that this world is not idi­ot­ic, neither run by an absent­ee land­lord, but that today, this very day, some stroke is being added to the cos­mic can­vas that in due course I shall under­stand with joy as a stroke made by the archi­tect who calls him­self Alpha and Omega. 

10 Res­ol­u­tions for Men­tal Health by John Piper

Pro­ductiv­ity is effect­ively stew­ard­ing your gifts, tal­ents, time, energy, and enthu­si­asm for the good of oth­ers and the glory of God.
– Tim Challies