Coronavirus coping mechanisms

So how are you coping with this new normal? Have you come to terms with what the implications of what this means? I haven’t, and I’m willing to wager you haven’t either. I’m a really lucky person. I work for an organisation which didn’t instantly lay-off most of it’s staff, and was able to set…

Afraid to Live

It’s no secret I’m currently on the vacation of a lifetime. I flew into Toronto almost 2 weeks ago, spent a few days in Ontario, then flew from Toronto to Calgary, drove from Calgary up to Jasper and spent a few days in Canmore (and Banff), and I’m currently taking the train from Jasper to…

No Longer a Slave to Fear

For a significant amount of my life – over 20 years – I would consider what I was doing to only be half-living. I was so paralysed by fear in my youth and childhood that I didn’t ever learn how to be independent, or in all honesty how to be me.

To Believe is to Trust

I believe every word the Bible says.
I believe in miracles. I do.
I believe that Jesus was born of a virgin.
I believe that Jesus healed the sick – giving sight to those who could not see, making the lame walk, changing the hearts of those filled with hate.
Jesus performed miracle after miracle. He didn’t even have to do anything for some people – His presence was enough to change them.
But here’s the challenge – who do I believe is really in control of my life?
What do I believe? What do you believe?
Is it Jesus? God incarnate, here to change the world so we could thrive for His glory?
Or is it your *insert personal hang-up here*?

The fear

We all get it. When you really, really, really want to say something, then you bottle it and keep it inside. During our Sunday evening services at my church, we sometimes hold times of open worship. I love God with all my heart, I’m so beyond grateful to him for everything and everyone in my life, I…

Stephen Fry vs Russia

It’s going a little bit viral at the moment, so you may have seen it already. Stephen Fry, beloved British icon, has written an open letter to the Prime Minister and the members of the International Olympic Committee about banning the proposed Winter Olympics due to be in Russia in 2014. Banning the Winter Olympics?!…