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
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!
This last week I have been writing a chapter in my book 'Complexity: The Puzzle of Discipleship'. The chapter is titled 'Truth and Integrity'. It's interested me that, despite being a stickler for the truth, I understood so little about the subject. It's unravelled what I thought I knew, and set free the truth that… Continue reading Truth
This morning I was listening to Premier Praise while driving to work. The song Only By Grace* came on. I was thrilled. I love that song. It reminds me of childhood. It reminds me of Sunday worship at the Baptist Chapel I attend, when Ian was the Minister there. There was only one difference -… Continue reading Only By Grace
I can't believe it! The worst has happened. I knew I should have kept watch outside his tomb. Peter, James and John thought it best for me to go home, but I now wish I'd trusted my instinct rather than them! Yesterday was very solemn and the distress still overwhelming. Now I'm even more lost.… Continue reading Bad News; Good News
I'm completely devastated. What am I going to do now? The one I loved more than anyone else is dead. Perhaps more importantly, the only person who has ever loved me is dead. Even though it was never romantic, or sexual, it was the best sort of love anyone could wish for. The gentle but… Continue reading I’m devastated
I've missed writing, but I've struggled to get back into it. My mental health hasn't been great recently, but, having said that I've actually taken some positive steps in my recovery. Of course, if I stop to look back on the past month, it's been filled with lots of blessings. One of the biggest blessings… Continue reading I’m Back!
When I was pregnant, with my youngest, I suffered from Hyperemesis - a severe form of 'morning' sickness. The safest I felt was in hospital- I'd cry when they sent me home. I knew that it wouldn't be long before I was back in, on a drip. I feel a bit like that now; this… Continue reading It’s Hard To Keep Going
Today I read 1 John chapter 4 in the New King James Version. It was too long for me to simply speak about it all, so I've decided to write 'sermon-style' blog posts on each section over a few days. For today's post I'll speak about 1 John 4: 1-6, which says "Beloved, do not believe… Continue reading 1 John 4 – Part 1
This morning I felt inspired to paint a key, or keys. I intended to paint during the service at the church I attend, but that didn't go to plan. I now intend to paint later. I was interested in my vision of keys, and searched for the verses in the Bible that speak about keys.… Continue reading Keys