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I find that writing is a great outlet for me…

Don’t give up

I had planned to wait 6 months until I posted anything about my experience, but as World Mental Health Day has arrived first, and its focus this year is on Suicide Prevention, I thought it would be a good time to share my story. Here’s a poem I wrote, reflecting on my own experience of…

Gratitude

SO   I am currently doing 100 DAYS OF GRATITUDE. Which is quite a commitment, perhaps Β more than I anticipated when I first began, but as I write I am seeing out the end of day 59, so I’m on the descent! I sometimes wonder whether people are fed up of my daily tourette-like thankfulness…

They see gold

Recently I’ve been amazed by the thought of how others see us. Sometimes we can feel like we’re just average, plodding along, or even that we’re not good. But I feel like actually, as followers of Jesus, we’re shining. We might feel like we’re just dragging our bodies around, or are not really seen very…

Where were all the tears?

A reflection after studying a degree in International Development with Economics. When we spoke about the poor When we measured their rates of poverty, theirΒ lack of sanitation, Their little job prospects and looked through the lenses of stats, Where were all the tears? When we scanned the field, noting colour and nationality and religion, When…

Hospital

I recently spent some time under the mental health team in the North West, in hospital. I have often found hospital to be a restful experience over my life so far. I spent some time in hospital when volunteering in Bolivia, after I fell ill with maybe food poisoning or stress. I had to have…

Will you trust me?

Photo by Laura Skinner on Unsplash     Will you trust me? says God.

Trained in one place to serve in another.

Photo by Geo Days on Unsplash I’ve just been reflecting on my past 24 years of life :-). I was brought up in St Helens, my church was there, my friends were there, and I lived in a little village called Billinge. St Helens is quite a deprived area being in the north of the…

Plodding.

I was at a conference last weekend, called Shift. It’s for 20-30s and is all about shifting the culture of society, away from ourselves and towards Jesus. We camped for 2 nights (and I didn’t get a proper shower! A trickle of water and some non-body wipes had to do for the whole weekend πŸ˜‚)….