Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Social justice · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

‘The little things’ change lives

Her passion for cooking started with one aromatic meal, served up with love and a cheeky smile. Her love for her husband was rekindled after one thoughtful note, slipped under the table at dinner. Her desire to truly live again was sparked by one story of survival in a country far more turbulent. Her week was improved by one pot of… Continue reading ‘The little things’ change lives

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

This isn’t the first time I’ve been here…

This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. I hear you whisper the words as you stumble into the doctor’s surgery, asking for another prescription. This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. I hear you whisper the words as you enter the principal’s office once more to talk about the trouble your son is… Continue reading This isn’t the first time I’ve been here…

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

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

Bible quotes · Spiritual growth and healing

Kindness is hard for a perfectionist like me

​Be kind. Be tenderhearted. Be forgiving. Easy to say, but so hard to do. I struggle a lot with perfectionism, and often nurture a critical spirit. And this spirit rears its ugly head the most when I’m feeling bad about myself. When I don’t feel good enough, or smart enough, or simply enough generally, I find myself… Continue reading Kindness is hard for a perfectionist like me

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

Why it’s so important to have our needs met

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid with the largest, most fundamental levels of need at the bottom and the need for self-actualization at the top. The most fundamental and basic four layers of the pyramid contain the needs of esteem, friendship and love, security, and physical need. If… Continue reading Why it’s so important to have our needs met

Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

Go on… Release the boat

She slowly and suddenly released the boat from the shore… This contradictory sentence has been floating around in my head all morning. I jotted it down to describe the process of letting go, of handing over… I’m in the process of surrendering some unhealthy ways of thinking which have taken a long time – yet… Continue reading Go on… Release the boat