Deconstructing Church

Writing my way to an inclusive and affirming Church


  • From the Heart is Always Enough

    I make it a key part of my presence online to encourage others, intentionally working to build others up as I have been invested in (1 Thessalonians 5:11). Yet I have seen a saddening trend recently, of amazing ministers, advocates and activists becoming frustrated, disillusioned and downcast. Easy to see why this would be the… Continue reading

  • What can you Say?

    When there are no words to say, listen, Listen. Listen to the sweep of the wind; whoosing, whispering, still. Listen. Listen to the call of the birds; cackling, calling, singing. Listen. Listen to the motions of the insects; chirping, chittering, buzzing. Listen. Ground yourself in the sounds around you. The nature around you. The world… Continue reading

  • Change or No Change

    I’ve had enough change for a while. My soul is often restless. Before I complete one thing, I’m focusing on the next. Years of moving through the education system, then entering the teaching profession which values reflective practice and continuing professional development. Retraining, building a business, diversifying due to Covid. I’ve been through a lot… Continue reading

  • It’s been a While …

    I love writing. I love blogging. I also love feeding my children. This year has been so tough. The cost of living crisis has impacted so many of us, and bills keep climbing. More and more of my time has been spent on the ‘day job’, writing for money, with less and less capacity to… Continue reading

  • A Prayer for Victims and Survivors

    I wrote this prayer for the service today, 13th February, at The Ordinary Office, and in the current climate of increased awareness and discussion about violence against women, initmate & domestic violence cases, I wanted to share an adapted version here. Feel free to share and use, as is or adapted with credit here for… Continue reading

  • Making the Next Movement Forward

    We all have to keep moving forward in our journeys through life. For some, that is simple. We have routines, goals, drivers. We get up, follow the pre-ordained timetable of the day, and fall asleep at night knowing our work has been well done. Whatever that endeavour may be. For others of us, moving forward… Continue reading

  • Just … Love!

    For our first wedding anniversary, my husband made me five paper flowers and left them on my bedside table. I have them framed. He had bought special paper, stayed up late at night to practise when I was asleep and then made the final pieces for me. Dedication to an act of love. How dedicated… Continue reading

  • Joy as Resistance

    How can we have joy when all around is despair? Is it even fair of us to pursue joy? Should we feel positive when there is so much pain around? I’ve had my fair share of knocks and tough times these last two years. In the summer I caught Covid and am now one of… Continue reading

  • Peace in Restless Times

    A few weeks ago, I found some unexpected space in my day. I grabbed a book, kicked off my shoes and sat in the garden with my toes in the grass. It was grounding. I was at peace. It happens so rarely in the hectic life of a working mum of two with a part… Continue reading

  • Hope?

    A light that shines in the darkness. That we hold at the centre of all our lives. Our endeavours. Our celebrations. Our times of desperate prayer in loss and sadness. As we start the Advent season, we gather our thoughts around the light of the world to come, and the hope which he brings. We… Continue reading

About Me

Hello, I’m Rebecca! I am a neurodivergent cishet woman living with Long Covid. I am a qualified and registered Music Therapist, and a Tutor. My specialist interests are faith, spirituality, music and social justice (including safeguarding). I write when I feel like it and have the ‘spoons’. I co-lead the online faith community The Ordinary Office, and write for various blogs, books and resources as required.