This one thing I've learned, in case you were hoping for some practical advice, has nothing to do with breastfeeding itself. Breastfeeding is just the means by which God has taught me something; or, rather, is teaching me. This one thing is: how to be still and not do anything. I'm a multitasker by nature. … Continue reading One thing I’ve learned while breastfeeding
Oh dear. I can't stop giggling at that title. I am hilarious. May your hallowe'en be filled with light and goodness. Make the most of the opportunities God brings to your door.
I am human and as such I like to tick boxes. I want to ensure that I'm doing all that I need to do to please God, and if praying-by-numbers is the right way, then that's what I'll do. But I don't... I can't. I can't please God by doing religious things. He's not a fan of that kind of thing.
It is not proud or arrogant to trust in God's forgiveness and live joyful lives. He has washed our sin away. Why would we hang on to the sin He has discarded?
Where was I? Oh yes: The summer of 2011, married, seemingly a 'good' Christian, secretly in the throws of depression. As it turns out, unsurprisingly, my spiritual turmoil had led to Depression. Yes, with a capital D. I didn't realise it at the time though. All I knew was that I felt as though I … Continue reading When Joy Dissolved (Part 2)
I said I'd tell you whole story (or as much as I know) of how my joy and confidence in God died. So here it is: I can't tell you for certain when it began, perhaps it started before I was aware, but it was the Spring of 2009 when I first noticed a feeling of … Continue reading When Joy Dissolved (Part 1)
Alright, maybe it wasn't so sudden. Maybe this post should be called The Sudden Realisation of the Gradual Resurgence of Joy, but that's just an awkward title. It's a Sunday evening and I'm walking home, when I finally realise that my joy had returned. I'm walking home from church after a sermon that would normally leave me … Continue reading The Sudden Resurgence of Joy