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

Really, really busy!

‘How’s your week been?’ ‘Oh… good. Busy!’ It’s a common refrain in our fast-paced lives. Most people know it’s important to slow down and take a break sometimes, but busyness is often worn like a badge of honour. It’s almost as if it doesn’t matter how we spend our time – as long as we’re… Continue reading Really, really busy!

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

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

Can’t even lift my head up…

Ever been so tired you can’t hold your head up? I remember the early months of feeding my newborn baby through the night. “I can’t do this anymore,” I remember crying to my husband. “I can’t even lift my arms to hold him.” Fatigue is tough. I’m also quite tired right now, after a big… Continue reading Can’t even lift my head up…

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

Time to sort the junk drawer

I have a junk drawer. Don’t we all? It’s that place you put all the little items you can’t be bothered finding a home for anywhere else. It’s a handy spot for concert tickets, boarding passes, and every ‘knick-knack’ imaginable. Here, we park things we’re not quite ready to throw out… Rubber bands? They might come in useful… Continue reading Time to sort the junk drawer