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

Don’t neglect the small stuff

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important,” wrote Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. In Sherlock’s case, the most minute details are often the biggest clues to solving a mystery. And it’s also true of life. The gestures, the moments, the… Continue reading Don’t neglect the small stuff

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

Lord lift us up where we belong…

Do you ever feel like you’re standing outside of someone else’s ‘club’, looking in? Like you don’t really belong, no matter how hard you try? I think we’ve all felt this way at some point in our lives, whether it’s a sporting team we haven’t made the cut for, a family where we’re the ‘black… Continue reading Lord lift us up where we belong…

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

Hearing God’s story impacts ours

What was the content of the last sermon you heard? The key points? The main message? What exactly did you take away from it? Sometimes it’s easy to question the effectiveness of a church sermon when we’re struggling to remember what it was even about. Sure, some bible talks are more coherent, well-structured and ‘powerful’ than others… But even the best… Continue reading Hearing God’s story impacts ours

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

“Be brave for us…”

A few months back I was deeply impacted by a girl who spoke as part of a mixed-age women’s gathering. She candidly shared some of the hardships of teen life, and emphasised the need for strong role models. With tears she spoke five words I’ll never forget: “Please… Be brave for us.” She represented a… Continue reading “Be brave for us…”