Church, faith, Life, Mental health, Personal

Radio Silence – Static – Silence

Things have been quiet on this blog recently because I’ve been writing a book and fighting metaphorical fires. The book is on Mental Health and Young People in the Church and in the course of writing it I realised that what I needed was some reflection from young people themselves, about their own mental health.… Continue reading Radio Silence – Static – Silence

emotions, faith, Life, Life in general, Mental health, Personal

An Ode to a Life in Pain

How awful it is to have to bow to the pain and discomfort I have in my body. I ask these questions of myself and God: how long is this going to last this time around? How many appointments will I need to cancel – both the necessary and the delightful? How do I continue… Continue reading An Ode to a Life in Pain

Church, faith, Training, Youth work

5 Secrets Every Youth Worker Should Know

Alternatively titled: Let's Start A Revolution! 1. Young people are keen to be involved and all good practice promotes their participation. If your youth work doesn’t involve your young people in the planning and implementation stages then it isn’t good practice. 2. Work as a team, recognise both your own strengths and your team’s: if… Continue reading 5 Secrets Every Youth Worker Should Know

Church, faith, Life, Life in general

Sustainable Fashion and The Gospel

This has been milling around in my head for a couple of weeks now and I think it needs some proper processing: a lovely, wonderful, well-intentioned friend said this phrase to me in conversation and it’s been stuck under my skin since, ‘People need Jesus more than they need sustainable fashion’, we were discussing the… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion and The Gospel

Cancer story, faith, Friends and family, Life, Thankfulness

9 Years Ago

9 years ago my world was turned upside down and inside out as I was diagnosed with cancer. 9 years is a blink of an eye and the longest road I’ve ever walked. So much has happened since then that I will be endlessly thankful for that it’s sometimes difficult to remember how utterly terrified… Continue reading 9 Years Ago