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

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Spiritual growth and healing

Passive, aggressive, or assertive?

How assertive are you? If PASSIVE is on one end of the scale, AGGRESSIVE is on the other, and ASSERTIVE sits right in the middle, where do you sit? I——————————————————————I———————————————————————I I don’t think anyone is assertive 100 per cent of the time. We all have our passive moments, our aggressive outbursts, and, even worse, our passive-aggressive ones. But cultivating… Continue reading Passive, aggressive, or assertive?

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

Values = motivation

Personal motivation is elusive, don’t you think? It comes and it goes, and isn’t dependent so much on circumstance than something deep within us. A desire to change – to make things different. According to psychologist Kendra Cherry, the primary difference between the two types of motivation is that extrinsic motivation arises from outside of… Continue reading Values = motivation

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

Angel in the rain-drenched car park

I’d enjoyed a night worshipping God at a women’s church event, and heard a stirring message about His love for me and the rest of the world. I’d come alone, and had a pleasant time browsing afterwards at the book-shop before heading outside to my car. But I was met by a sudden downpour. The rain was torrential,… Continue reading Angel in the rain-drenched car park

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

Bye bye mud pies… Some thoughts on generosity

So imagine you’ve suddenly come into a large amount of money. You can choose to increase your standard of living, make some more decadent choices… After all, you’re certainly free to. The money is rightfully yours, and you’ve worked hard on a small income for so long. But this freedom also implies you can choose not to make such choices. Your… Continue reading Bye bye mud pies… Some thoughts on generosity