Life and other catastrophes · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

How to use our smallness to shine God’s big light

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Gandalf says to his friend Frodo: “All you must decide is how to use the time that is given to you.” I often ask God what he wants me to do with the time allocated to me. The short life he’s given me. In my mind, it’s as… Continue reading How to use our smallness to shine God’s big light

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are · Videos/ TLDTV

VIDEO: What does forgiveness look like?

As Christians, we know we need to forgive… But it’s just not that easy sometimes, is it? Especially when it comes to those deeper wounds… This video is part of a series of five-minute videos I’m recording for Christian YouTube channel TLDTV. Here, I discuss the complexity of forgiveness, the painful reality of living in… Continue reading VIDEO: What does forgiveness look like?

Bible quotes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · Verses and prayers

Crossing over with hope

The start of a new year often brings us a fresh injection of hope. Even though our lives usually look very much the same on January 1 as they do on December 31, there’s a kind of ‘crossing over’ that occurs. We are symbolically farewelling one year, with all its trials and triumphs, and welcoming… Continue reading Crossing over with hope

Psychology and mental health · The way we are · Videos/ TLDTV

VIDEO: How to do ‘self-care’ well in a crazy-busy world

What does ‘self-care’ mean to you?  In my short, six-minute vlog below, I unpack health, wellness, and ’emotional hygiene’ – and chat about how we can set ourselves up to live a good life by doing self-care well. I discuss: How we can manage the range of feelings that come our way every day; Some… Continue reading VIDEO: How to do ‘self-care’ well in a crazy-busy world

Bible quotes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Give thanks! God is good! His love lasts forever!

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” This verse from 1 Chronicles 16 reminds us to give thanks. Because God is good. And his love endures forever. (Wow, that was a hard one to unpack!) But seriously, how amazing are these words? How true it is that no matter… Continue reading Give thanks! God is good! His love lasts forever!

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · The way we are

Today I chose to step outside myself… and into life

Today, I made a conscious effort to look around me… to move outside my head. I chose to observe the way the leaves crunched underneath my feet, their textures creating a new sound with each step… Each one a different shade of orange or yellow, they flung themselves around me with the wind; papery, noisy…… Continue reading Today I chose to step outside myself… and into life