Wow! My blog has got rather dusty! I didn't realise quite how long it had been since I last wrote on here. I opened my Bible at 1 Samuel and then Jeremiah before arriving at Romans. I started reading the section in Romans 12 about love. I thought I would write on that, but then… Continue reading Doxology
I was contemplating naming this blog post "For the Love of God", but I thought that might anger some. However, the content of this blog is likely to anger some anyhow. I want to speak about grace. First of all I'd like to ask a direct question to those who know me. Should I be… Continue reading For All – The Hope of Grace
Yesterday I was reading Bible Gateway. I prefer to read the Bible on the go, rather than not at all. Or at least, if I'm very busy, I'd rather do it on the go, rather than not at all. I know that's not ideal. Of course, I prefer to carve out time and sit and… Continue reading Living and Loving
I'm having a good week. I've been very productive in doing housework, art, exercise, reading, writing, working, and spending time with my family. Today I've enjoyed tidying up my art studio and then spending time painting at a local coffee shop. I then popped into church and carried on painting while listening to worship music.… Continue reading A Challenge
When I started this blog (see: What’s the point?) I intended to use it as a way of documenting my times with Abba (this word means 'daddy' which is the term I choose to use for my Father in Heaven - whom others might refer to as simply God or Father God). Over time I've also… Continue reading Hope
September is my least favourite month of the year - every year. It's the one month of the year that I wish I could sleep through. Today marks the one year anniversary since the last time I tried to commit suicide. It's also the 6 month anniversary since the last time I cut myself and… Continue reading Conflicted Anniversaries
I've had a tough week, for a variety of reasons. Despite my positive last post I've been sorely tempted to give up with my recovery. I even spent a few days last week feeling suicidal again. I didn't act on it and rested instead - seeking appropriate support and taking my 'emergency' medication. I managed… Continue reading Just When I was About To Give Up!
Part of my recovery involves me learning how to manage, and cope with, the knocks of life. Until recently I was not equipped for even the slightest of knocks. Over the past few years I've developed a tool kit to enable me to grow my resilience and resistance in challenging or emotionally charged circumstances. The… Continue reading Weebles Wobble But They Don’t Fall Down!
I'm learning so much about myself at the moment - during a time of self-help, self-discovery, and self-taught recovery. I'm learning about why I respond and react in certain ways, and how I can recover from my disorders. This journey started in 2013, but intensified in 2015, and has started to plateau into a slightly… Continue reading Parts
On Saturday 6th July I had my head shaved! I wasn't crazy, I did it to raise money, and awareness, for Yeldall Manor - a Christian drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre for men, near Reading. (You can find out more details, and sponsor me here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hannah-kirk-head-shave) Having my head shaved was a drastic change, but… Continue reading A Drastic Change