Books I've read · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Uncategorized

Grief is inevitable, but we have hope

Last week my country was rocked by the news that four people were killed on an amusement park ride on the Gold Coast. A week earlier we heard about a tragic situation whereby a Sydney man gassed his home, poisoning himself, his wife, his two children, and the family dog. Further afield, a pastor I have… Continue reading Grief is inevitable, but we have hope

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

It’s good to cry

I’m fascinated by tears of the emotional variety (as opposed to those you get from cutting up onions). Why do women seem to cry more than men? And is crying actually helpful? In 1982 biochemist Dr. William H. Frey released a theory, for which there is some indirect evidence. He said tears help relieve stress… Continue reading It’s good to cry

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

Hope has two beautiful daughters…

What do you get angry about? What fires you up? Sometimes I wish I was more angry, to be honest. I see people passionate about a cause – whether it’s the refugee crisis, or the loss of life through war, or the mistreatment of animals – and I envy their fighting spirit. Apathy can grow… Continue reading Hope has two beautiful daughters…