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

How to use our smallness to shine God’s big light

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Gandalf says to his friend Frodo: “All you must decide is how to use the time that is given to you.” I often ask God what he wants me to do with the time allocated to me. The short life he’s given me. In my mind, it’s as… Continue reading How to use our smallness to shine God’s big light

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

A love that sees in the dark

I was talking with a group of women recently, and one of them shared her story with me. She’d lost her son to an incurable heart condition when he was only four years old… Not only that, her other son has suffered from severe psychotic episodes throughout his life. He has schizophrenia. She’s seen unbearable… Continue reading A love that sees in the dark

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

Sorry to bother you, God…

I was talking with some friends recently about the way we approach God. Some described how, at times, they have felt the need to apologise to God for bothering him – as if he was too busy to possibly handle the requests and demands of all his children. I guess this is one of the… Continue reading Sorry to bother you, God…