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

The desire to belong cost me myself

Have you ever been so desperate to belong that you’ve altered yourself in the process of trying? I have. I remember this particular group of people that drew me somehow. Its members were different to me, but they seemed really happy… well-connected. It made so much sense to be part of that group, because I… Continue reading The desire to belong cost me myself

Bible quotes · Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

Show some love and share the load

We were not made to do life alone – to go solo. We were designed to care about the people around us and lift their burdens in prayer to a God who loves them much more than we can. God has equipped us with everything we need to “fulfil the law of Christ” – which… Continue reading Show some love and share the load

Bible quotes · Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

Our longings must end in him, or they’ll keep sending us in circles

What’s your heart longing for right now? I mean, deep down… Are you longing for acceptance (from that guy, or that employer, or that friend)? Are you yearning for approval (from that teacher, or that girl, or that family member)? Or do you just want, desperately, to experience rest… (from the illness, or the chaos,… Continue reading Our longings must end in him, or they’ll keep sending us in circles

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health

Five ways to build a sense of belonging

The desire to belong is common to us all. We are born wired for relationship, arms outstretched, clamouring for attention and a significant other to meet our needs. Even though our ‘sense of agency‘ or control grows as we develop as people – to the point where we’re no longer exclusively dependent on our mother,… Continue reading Five ways to build a sense of belonging

Bible quotes · Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

How to truly do good

What does it mean to do good to all people? What does it mean in our everyday life? I might be stating the obvious, but doing good starts with intending good towards others. Doing good starts with a posture of love – a willingness to value the people around you, starting with the individual you’ve… Continue reading How to truly do good

Friendship and love · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · The way we are

You are not the sum total of what others think about you

You are not the sum total of what you wear. You are not the sum total of the reading on the bathroom scales. You are not the sum total of the result you got in the HSC. You are not the sum total of texts you got today. You are not the sum total of… Continue reading You are not the sum total of what others think about you