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

Sin is a dirty word

What does the word ‘sin’ mean to you? Many have blamed Christians – justifiably – for using the word to judge and condemn and accuse others over the centuries. I hate hearing about the harshness and volatility of so many within the faith I follow. I think the problem many people have with Christianity itself… Continue reading Sin is a dirty word

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 · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Jesus sees our suffering

One of my favourite Biblical characters is the woman who’s been bleeding for 12 years before she meets Jesus. According to Mosaic Law, women who were ceremonially unclean weren’t allowed to touch anyone. For those long years blood had flowed from this woman’s body, making her physically sick and socially unacceptable. The physicians of her time were unable… Continue reading Jesus sees our suffering

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…