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;
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…
Never before have I felt the pull so strong, to put pen to paper, declare I belong on the page. The written stage –
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,…
God is still speaking
I have been through many seasons of hearing from God and this one is certainly one of the more challenging ones! But please be encouraged by this. On January 12th I was in church and felt prompted to write something down. This is what I felt God say to me, and I thought it was…
I was fearless once. When my words spilled out recklessly, wild, untended – a garden let loose. Nothing else mattered but the words as they grew from my deep and flowered, majestic in their exuberance.
The power of thinking for yourself
When we believe someone or something has authority over us, we find ourselves saying we ‘have to, we must, we should, we ought to’. We are giving this something or someone else the power over our time, energy, resources and directio
What if happiness is a lure and not an antidote?
I’ve been thinking about suffering lately. I am coming to believe that we live in a society that values happiness and it’s continual pursuit over the necessity of acknowledging struggle, fear, grief and suffering.