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

Guilt trips are no vacation

I love op shops, I admit it. I’m addicted to the thrill of finding wearable treasures in a sea of not-so-lovely stuff. I also love Italian hot chocolates. They are rarely made the way I like them, but when I find a good one I’m fanatical about it. I love cooking. Preferably with successful results,… Continue reading Guilt trips are no vacation

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

Shy girl walking

I recently had the privilege of listening to a woman share about her journey as a shy person. In her mind, she thought that if she just smiled at everyone – saying very little – people would think she was nice, and would find no reason not to like her. In her younger years she was riddled with insecurities, fear… Continue reading Shy girl walking

Friendship and love · Relating to God

Control freaks… and God

‘Out of control’… ‘Self-control’… ‘Controlling personality’… ‘Easily controlled…’ I’m fascinated by the word control… The concept itself, and the reasons behind our desire for it intrigues me. I really wonder if control is indeed an illusion. I mean, how much control do we actually have? Emotions and thoughts flutter in and out of our minds constantly – often… Continue reading Control freaks… and God

Parenthood · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

A new day dawning

“The days are long, but the years are short,” wrote Gretchen Rubin in The Happiness Project. Never a truer word has been said of parenting young children. Some days the noise and craziness of corralling two intense little boys is so challenging I want to scream. But there are also moments my heart simply wells up with joy. Like today. I stared down… Continue reading A new day dawning