Bible quotes · Spiritual growth and healing

Kindness is hard for a perfectionist like me

​Be kind. Be tenderhearted. Be forgiving. Easy to say, but so hard to do. I struggle a lot with perfectionism, and often nurture a critical spirit. And this spirit rears its ugly head the most when I’m feeling bad about myself. When I don’t feel good enough, or smart enough, or simply enough generally, I find myself… Continue reading Kindness is hard for a perfectionist like me

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Social justice · Spiritual growth and healing

Kindness shines in the dark

In the darkest times, kindness shines brightest. Do you agree? When we’re feeling at our lowest and most despondent, a simple touch; an understanding, empathetic smile; or a few words of love and appreciation stand out like beacons. But we often neglect kindness in favour of well-meaning solutions. We opt for a lecture over a… Continue reading Kindness shines in the dark

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