If you are a Christian parent of teenagers then chances are you’re looking for a good resource you can share with them that will help them to understand more about faith and life. You might have seen that I recently critiqued a book that I very definitely do not recommend you give to your teenager… Continue reading Teenagers and Faith – what do they need to know?
In 2019 I started: Writing a book! Psychology course – after a number of years of saying that I would love to have studied Psychology at A level, I thought I would actually just get on with it! I found a course I can do online and at my own pace and I’m really enjoying… Continue reading 2019 Round Up
I, the Lord, do not change Malachi 3 v6 See, I am doing a new thing, do you not see it? Like streams in the wasteland and a road in the desert… Isaiah 43 v19 (own paraphrasing) God, who does not change, is always doing something new. This is a truth that fascinates me, not… Continue reading A road in the desert
I often get my inspiration from song titles or sayings that relate to the different seasons I’m writing about e.g. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, or I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, or It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, okay so maybe this is not going to work as it usually does.
I’ve read a lot recently about loneliness and the impact it has on people, about the toxicity of individualism and a success driven society, especially where that success is defined by the accumulation of wealth, stuff, followers or influence. How have we got ourselves into this mess? Tempting as it is to look back at… Continue reading Loneliness – the battle of our time
This is a companion piece to The Importance of Grief which I wrote about on Friday – you can read that here On this Easter Sunday my timelines on social media are full of posts about Easter and Jesus, in church this morning there were no empty spaces in the pews as so many people… Continue reading An Anatomy Hope
We ought to look at grief like a chronic illness, one that arrives without being invited and then never leaves us but changes how we live profoundly and completely.
Our brains are amazing, most of the time! Until they begin to get stuck in the same mode, dishing out hormonal responses to things that are not actually happening, for example for someone who has an anxiety disorder. For the anxiety sufferer the brain is working against them, sending their bodies into the wrong responses… Continue reading Anxiety and All the Feels
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
We are living in uncertain times, this feels more true as we (the UK) stand on the cusp of leaving the European Union, than at any other time I can remember! No-one seems to have a sense of the way forward, those who do are being shouted down by arguments both for and against. This… Continue reading Faith Amid Uncertainty