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

No one wants to be bossed around

Often the word ‘command’ conjures up images of moustached dictators and stern school teachers. It speaks of power and authority, towering over weak-willed submission. And let’s face it – no one wants to be bossed around.  But when we think about obeying God’s commands, it’s different. Obeying God is not about bending our knee to… Continue reading No one wants to be bossed around

Psychology and mental health · Schema Series · The way we are

SCHEMA 3: When emotional support is withheld

How’s your mental health? I’m interested to know how each of us can make our lives better by understanding the thought patterns that influence our behaviours and feelings about ourselves. This is Part Three in a series of blog entries on schemas: a term from psychology and cognitive science which describes an organised pattern of thought or behaviour. Schemas can help us… Continue reading SCHEMA 3: When emotional support is withheld

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…