Miriam E. Miles
validate me, validate me not
By Miriam E. Miles
I have become quite uncomfortable with the level of humility God seems to want me to experience.
Whose 8 Ball am I behind?
For as long as I can remember I have felt like I’ve missed something – some kind of hidden social instructions I seem to have not received at birth
Fake it Till you Make it
‘Just fake it till you make it’, they say, but who really lives this idiom? Spoiler alert – as far as I know, no one does. Definitely not me. I get it though. It’s sometimes worth giving ourselves a pep talk, shooting from the hip
Excuse Me, But Which Way to Encounter God?
I’ve been reflecting lately on the way we relate to God and what the experience of having a relationship with him might really be like if we move beyond the standard metrics we’ve come to accept.
Keeping the Faith in Unsafe Places
As a 21st Century Christian living in a country that prioritises religious freedom, it’s a common understanding that community is paramount to growth;
He’s in the little things…
It’s common to believe and agree that God speaks to people through the use of words; the Bible is the classic example of this with many accounts confirming that he does. But he also speaks in many other ways, and if we’re listening, not with our ears, but our hearts, we just might hear so…
Chaos is everywhere – why anxiety should take a back seat.
I find myself very teary this week. There are so many issues right now stirring me up and not one of them is less important than another.
Maturing in Christ comes at a cost
When the voice of God speaks it is to say a thing so necessary that all other things said around it fall away. We are quick to take every lovely thought and turn it into God’s words, and whilst they most likely are, they are not automatically his pointed speech toward our lives and direction…
There’s a reason we’re all still here – why we don’t get swept up to heaven the second we become Christians. It’s because we still need each other. We grow when we connect, tune in, and love on each other. We expand our humanity when we open up, become vulnerable to trusted family and friends,…