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

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Short films and videos · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are · Videos/ TLDTV

VIDEO: Setting boundaries in relationships

How skilled are you at setting boundaries? And what’s stopping you from saying no to others when you need to? In the first of a series of five-minute videos for Christian YouTube channel TLDTV, I discuss why setting boundaries can be so hard, and what we can do to lovingly assert limits in order to… Continue reading VIDEO: Setting boundaries in relationships

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

The charges are dropped; you’re free to go

Wash me clean from my guilt… purify me from my sin… Powerful words which penetrate the hearts of those who grieve over their imperfections and shortcomings. Those acutely aware of how deep their brokenness goes. And how unimaginably holy their God is in contrast. + I used to think of myself as a bit of… Continue reading The charges are dropped; you’re free to go

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

What makes you happy? And what is happiness exactly?…

These are the questions I asked seven different people for a seven-minute video on the topic. I proposed the following: What are the things that make you the most happy? What is happiness to you? What is good mental health, and what does self-love and self-care look like? It was fun to interview different people… Continue reading What makes you happy? And what is happiness exactly?…

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

How coming to faith brings a peace like no other

When people come to faith in Jesus they often say they feel a peace they’ve never felt before. This verse in Isaiah talks about such peace, adding that “quietness and confidence” will also characterise the life of a Christian. That doesn’t mean the Christian life is stress-free (ha!), but when we put our trust in… Continue reading How coming to faith brings a peace like no other

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

C.S. Lewis · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

The power of a choice to change who we are

Choices are powerful. Even the little ones. We stand on the precipice of some choices knowing that, in a way, our life depends on them. Our future life, our destiny, our fate… will in some way be impacted by that single big choice, whether it’s who we marry, what country we live in, or which… Continue reading The power of a choice to change who we are