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

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

Wrap your arms around the pain…

What’s your brand of pain? I’m encouraged tonight by these words by Rick McKinley on the Storyline site… “When we stand in our pain, wrap our arms around it, accept life on life’s terms, we learn we are not alone. There is another set of arms around us, the pain, the situation, this moment. Then… Continue reading Wrap your arms around the pain…

C.S. Lewis · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

He felt what you feel…

I love reflecting on the words of CS Lewis… In The Weight of Glory, he writes: “The essential meaning of all things came down from the ‘heaven’ of myth to the ‘earth’ of history. In so doing, it partly emptied itself of its glory, as Christ emptied Himself of His glory to be Man…. That… Continue reading He felt what you feel…

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

Wounded adventurer

I’ve had an accident-prone week when it comes to my hands. They’ve borne the brunt of small scrapes while adventuring with my boys, fatigue-induced kitchen mishaps… and a collision with a car door. Add to that the wearing effect of weather changes as our Australian winter turns into spring… and my hands have seen better days. Of course,… Continue reading Wounded adventurer