A stunted prickly bush or a green flourishing tree. What makes the difference? Begrudgingly resigned to circumstances or contentedly accepting of circumstances. What makes the difference? Resentful, glum and frustrated or content, at peace and cheerful. What makes the difference? Perhaps it comes down to what we expect in life. Jesus’ words in Mark 8:34-37 … More A stunted prickly bush or a green flourishing tree?
It’s a basic fact we all know isn’t it? I’m not in control of the weather; I’m not in control of the traffic; I’m not in control of politics. We know that and yet there are lots of things we like to think we are in control of. I’m in control of my money and … More I’m Not In Control
When you have a chronic illness, it can feel like people don’t know the real you. I remember when one of my flatmates made a passing comment about how I wasn’t a particularly sociable person – she wasn’t being rude or mean, just making an observation. At the time I was working half days, so … More Not the Real Me
This is especially for you if you suffer from severe endometriosis (and those of you don’t but want to understand more). I wanted to write this because for so long I struggled to know how to express what I was going through. It took me a long time to realise this is a different kind … More Overwhelming, Oppressive Exhaustion
What do you expect when you find yourself going through a tough time? I think as Christians many of us have come to realise that we should expect suffering, that it’s not only a part of living in a fallen world but an expected part of the Christian experience on this earth. But I reckon many … More What Do You Expect?