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

What’s your dominant life narrative?

As children, we are convinced, naturally, that we’re the centre of life’s story. We demand attention without rationale or reasoning, and are egocentric by design. As we grow older, we start to assess and validate the life stories of others. We become more able to celebrate our friends, and the things they contribute to our… Continue reading What’s your dominant life narrative?

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

Our stories have value

Today, over florentines and coffee, I heard how two of my church friends came to know Jesus. I love hearing people’s faith stories. They remind me how God uses people – ordinary people like you and me – to share the truth of his grace. They also remind me that people are complex, and often… Continue reading Our stories have value

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

Our stories are important

We all have a story. It’s such an obvious statement, but I think we can forget that each person owns a series of yesterdays which influence their today. This simple truth hit home when I did some volunteer work a while ago. For a month I handed out food and chatted with some of the… Continue reading Our stories are important