Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Parenthood · Spiritual growth and healing

Seeking parental approval: Why the Father’s love is better.

Some of us spend our entire lives seeking our parents’ ‘blessing’ or approval. And even when it’s found, an emptiness might still remain. I love this verse, which describes the ‘father heart’ of God: “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is… Continue reading Seeking parental approval: Why the Father’s love is better.

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

I’m just so sorry…

Ever met anyone whose favourite expression is ‘I’m sorry’? Some might consider it an admirable trait to be perpetually penitent. And certainly humility is a good thing, as is taking ownership when we really have done something wrong. But to be continually self-deprecatory? To constantly assume we’re the ones in the wrong?… Some people seem… Continue reading I’m just so sorry…

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

He breaks through chains…

My eyes rested on my bed-side Bible. Christmas lunch was over – stomach and heart satisfied. It’d been a good day… I picked up the familiar book and stumbled onto Psalm 107: “ Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever…” Yes, this one fit my mood and feeling. I felt like giving praise to… Continue reading He breaks through chains…

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

The beauty of blood

Blood. Not exactly a ‘nice’ thing to think about, is it? Though if you’re a nurse, or anyone working in the medical profession, it’s probably a normal part of your everyday life. And if you’ve ever been a post-adolescent female, in an accident, very sick, or given birth, you’ll know about the reality of blood.… Continue reading The beauty of blood