On Facebook I look at my 'memories' every day. I love to be reminded of what happened in previous years, and how far I've come in my recovery from mental health disorders (and how far I've got to go!). This isn't always good because it reminds me of the bad stuff that has happened too… Continue reading Memories
As a particularly creative being, I thrive most when I'm inspired. I'm not sure whether that's true of everyone - but it's true for me. If I lack inspiration then I don't function very well. I love writing as much as art and photography. I think I'm getting better at all three at about the… Continue reading Inspiration
Hi, So, for those of you who read my last blog post, or anyone who's interested, here is an update of my mental health assessment yesterday. I knew virtually nothing about what to expect from the assessment. All I knew was that I was on the wait list for an assessment for a treatment programme… Continue reading From The Pit
I’m rather fed up with May now. My moodscope score has been stuck on 0% for most of the month. I’ve been really struggling with my mental health this month. The only sense of achievement has been getting the company I work for GDPR compliant and helping others work towards their own GDPR compliance. I… Continue reading Help
This is as equally exciting as it is nerve wrecking! Over the last month I have been internally wrestling with Abba over some things. Yesterday I came to a place of obedience. I’m now expanding this blog... into a website! From the top of this webpage you might wish to explore some of the other… Continue reading What’s New?
It seems to me that prayer is a really difficult thing to do. We often struggle with the feeling that we must do it. There are also a lot of rituals and traditions associated with prayer. There are so many books and articles about how to pray that we seem to get more caught up… Continue reading Prayer
This morning I opened my Bible at Romans 15. Four verses leapt off the page at me. It always surprises me when so much meaning and content is seamlessly crammed into so few words. Verses 5-7 say, ‘May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you… Continue reading Four verses
Yet again I have found myself reading a lot of Bible passages today. I’m usually content to just read one chapter. The one that seems to be gripping me the most is this, ‘Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a… Continue reading Prayer, Love, Hospitality, and Serving
This is the first, of two blog posts today. "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it." (Isaiah 30:15 NIV) I found it really interesting that I turned to this verse this morning. On Monday, during prayer supper, at the church I… Continue reading Rest
I've often asked that question. What's the point? What's the point of life? What's the point of me being here? What's the point of living at all? Obviously there is a connection between my low mood and the asking of these sorts of questions, rather than a general curiosity. But, this time I'm asking for… Continue reading What’s the point?