Life is full of different seasons. Seasons of certainty and seasons of uncertainty. Seasons of joy and seasons of sorrow. Seasons of things falling into place and seasons of waiting and longing. This year I have been living in the longing and the waiting as I developed a significant generalised anxiety disorder. Much to my surprise the anxiety didn’t resolve quickly, actually it kept getting worse. Days turned into weeks which turned to months of me being almost constantly an
This is what I have come to know in the core of my being, that grief is complex, and knotty, and has many intricate layers. It has no simple fix, there is no get-well-quick program, and no mere words that can alleviate the way that grief and sorrow can embed into our soul. Yet in our grief, God remains.
Time is the greatest healer, a cliché that we have all heard, but within this truism there is an element of veracity. With time, emotions can settle, life goes on, circumsta
Driving home yesterday I found myself caught in the heat of peak hour traffic. I say heat, because although the late summer sun was dipping in the west and a cool breeze was rising, the heat of frustrated workers heading home was palpable. Disguised in sunglasses and travelling solo, I find drivers often take on a persona of entitlement, elbowing the crowd with the size of their vehicle to get where they want to go first, I found myself unwittingly in the middle of the compet
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it” Margaret Thatcher Have you ever felt like you were facing a losing battle? It no longer feels like you’re just fighting an uphill battle but you’re now on a steady slide down the mountain! That mountain that you once stood on in victory has now taken you as its victim. Just when you thought you had your finances under control, just when you thought your child was getting back on track, just when you thought that promot
We all know those times when someone says something nicely to hide a harsher meaning, like when someone says, “That’s a very brave proposal,” by which they mean, “That’s insane, it’s never going to work.” Or when someone says, “God will never give you more than you can handle,” which kind of sounds comforting, until you realise that the subtext is, “Suck it up, princess, and stop complaining.” Of course, we don’t say the subtext; we might not even mean it that way, but to a p