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…

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · Verses and prayers

Prayers for life’s battlefield

What battle are you fighting today? Before things get out of hand, it’s important to arm ourselves well. When I’m feeling vulnerable spiritually, I pray the words below, based on Isaiah 54:17. “No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against me in judgment I will condemn. This is my heritage… Continue reading Prayers for life’s battlefield