One of the first times I felt powerless was as a little girl, waiting for my mum to pick me up from school. She had been delayed and I didn’t know where she was. My eyes scanned the streets, thinking maybe the next car would be hers. I only had eyes for our family’s light… Continue reading How to deal with powerlessness
What do you worship? Few of us would admit to worshipping anything, unless we’re particularly religious. But I have a theory that we all worship something, whether we identify as Jesus-followers or not. Because worshipping is another way of saying ‘treasuring, prizing, and enjoying above all else’ – as John Piper writes here. Here are… Continue reading Misplaced worship and unsatisfying idols
Sometimes we just need an eternal perspective. We need to be reminded that this life is not all there is. It’s easy to believe, like most people, that ‘life is not a dress rehearsal’ and that you only live once. So eat, drink, and be merry! But the fact is, as Christians, we don’t only… Continue reading In a way, life IS a dress rehearsal
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
As Christians, most of us have been through seasons of doubt, questioning, and feeling distant from God. During these times, we might find ourselves questioning his goodness, or even his existence. If you’re struggling to ‘make the connection’, this video might help remind you it’s OK to express your doubt and struggle to God, and… Continue reading VIDEO: How to connect with God when you’re feeling distant
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
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?