Psychology and mental health · The way we are · Videos/ TLDTV

VIDEO: How to do ‘self-care’ well in a crazy-busy world

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

Bible quotes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Give thanks! God is good! His love lasts forever!

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” This verse from 1 Chronicles 16 reminds us to give thanks. Because God is good. And his love endures forever. (Wow, that was a hard one to unpack!) But seriously, how amazing are these words? How true it is that no matter… Continue reading Give thanks! God is good! His love lasts forever!

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Short films and videos · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are · Videos/ TLDTV

VIDEO: Setting boundaries in relationships

How skilled are you at setting boundaries? And what’s stopping you from saying no to others when you need to? In the first of a series of five-minute videos for Christian YouTube channel TLDTV, I discuss why setting boundaries can be so hard, and what we can do to lovingly assert limits in order to… Continue reading VIDEO: Setting boundaries in relationships

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

Why forgiveness is not a formula

I’ve never been good with equations or formulas – and I’m not just talking about the mathematical variety. I’m thinking more about those formulas you find in some Christian books whereby, if you read out a series of steps towards ‘freedom in Christ’ or ‘freedom from addiction’ and so on, you will have a good… Continue reading Why forgiveness is not a formula

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

Problems are guaranteed, but there’s hope

In this world we will have trouble. In this world we will have struggles. In this world there will be wars and fighting and betrayal and selfishness. In this world we will see heartache and tragedy and loss that impacts us deeply. Trouble and struggle and tragedy is almost guaranteed. But take heart! “I have… Continue reading Problems are guaranteed, but there’s hope

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

Do we need answers about suffering, or do we need a God who meets us there?

I’ve been struggling with the question of suffering for some time. I’ve read various books on the topic, some of which go so far as to imply that God is so ‘sovereign’ that he causes suffering, and others which deny God has anything to do with it. Some people claim suffering is caused by Satan… Continue reading Do we need answers about suffering, or do we need a God who meets us there?

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

Sometimes we need to get a clue about the state of our hearts

Sometimes we’re clueless when it comes to our hearts. And by that I mean our motives. The things that drive our action or inaction. We might take stabs at the truth. We guess at why we did what we did; why we might’ve reacted so strongly… but sometimes it’s like we’re feeling our way through… Continue reading Sometimes we need to get a clue about the state of our hearts