Life and other catastrophes · Parenthood · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are · Verses and prayers

Dig into your emotions, and you’ll get to the gold

It had been a particularly trying night. My sons had been fighting with me, and each other, and I’d been doing everything in my power not to yell back. The last thing I wanted was to add to the chorus of ‘stop it’ and ‘don’t’ and ‘aarghhh!!!’ My job is to be the calm one,… Continue reading Dig into your emotions, and you’ll get to the gold

Life and other catastrophes · Parenthood · Psychology and mental health

“My son has been diagnosed with Autism.”

“My son has been diagnosed with Autism.” Person A shifts her feet nervously from side to side and smiles weakly before saying: “So how is your other son going? Has he had a good week?…” Person B says,” Um, sorry – but what is Autism exactly?” Person C says, “Ohhh…. that’s hard. I have a… Continue reading “My son has been diagnosed with Autism.”

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

“Little we see in nature…”

Young children often respond to the world around them with a natural sense of wonder and awe, with delight in new discoveries. We can easily lose this sense of wonder as the world, in another sense of that word, closes in around us… Wordsworth wrote: “The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and… Continue reading “Little we see in nature…”

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

Happy Mother’s Day (?)

Happy Mother’s Day (?). Whatever this day brings up for you, just remember to breathe. It’s all going to be OK. Whether your experience of ‘mother’ has been positive, negative, or somewhere in-between, remember that God is the nurturer and carer that exceeds them all. Whether your experience as ‘parent’ has been positive, negative, or somewhere… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day (?)

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

“My strength in life, is I am Yours…”

I love the first two verses of You are my Passion, a song from the band Jesus Culture: “I’m alive to bring, glory to You, King, God of victory, You are my passion. It’s in the way You are. You don’t change at all, Great and humble God, you are my passion. My strength in… Continue reading “My strength in life, is I am Yours…”