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?

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

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

Psychology and mental health · Short stories and poems · The way we are

Today I moved outside my head 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 moved outside my head 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

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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