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

A gentle invitation

In my lifetime I’ve reached soaring heights and crushing lows. I’ve swum the bluest oceans under the clearest skies. I’ve savoured conversations, food, moments. I’ve loved and lost. I’ve been hurt by friends and hurt in return. I’m unavoidably flawed; born broken and wired for sin despite efforts to convince myself otherwise. But… I am none other… Continue reading A gentle invitation

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

What’s your ‘starfish story’?

Do you know the story about the starfish? Just in case you haven’t, here it is (author unknown): While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer, he noticed the figure was that of a young… Continue reading What’s your ‘starfish story’?

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Just so needy…

Sometimes ‘neediness’ can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to get frustrated and want to throw in the towel when it comes to friends or family that seem perpetually stuck in a victim mentality. They might blame others for their problems, seemingly unable to take responsibility for getting help. And of course it’s not always that simple.… Continue reading Just so needy…