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Category Archives: depression
Who you gonna call?
Is anyone else struggling? Let’s be honest, life has been turned upside down and inside out in recent times in ways that we never could have imagined. Like me you may well be feeling like you are stumbling along, trying … Continue reading
Meeting Jesus when we feel broken, afraid or full of doubt
Mary was distraught. She had come to the tomb and was shocked to find that Jesus’ body wasn’t there. We don’t know how long she stood there or what thoughts were spinning through her head but we do know that … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, Bible, change, depression, Faith, Life experiences, Listening to God, Relationship with God, restoration, Resurrection Tagged brokenhearted, brokenness, Easter, Easter sunday, healing, Jesus is alive, john 20, pour our your hearts, resurrection of Jesus, The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, Your honesty will begin your healing Leave a comment
The Happy Song that is really Desperately Sad
A few weeks earlier we had heard school children singing it enthusiastically but as we walked around Carlisle Castle we discovered that the song was the result of a desperately sad story. Perhaps you’ve heard the song: O ye’ll tak’ … Continue reading
Looking for a different Perspective?
It feel to me like the world is changing in huge and unexpected ways. Donald Trump is going to be president of the USA, we are working out what Brexit means here in the UK. We even had had the … Continue reading
Are you fearful in the face of Brexit?
The past 24 hours has been incredibly difficult for many people who voted remain in the EU Referendum. This post is to offer some thoughts on how we can cope when we feel, sad, scared, gutted and worried using some words from Psalm … Continue reading
Posted in change, depression, do not be afraid, Faith, God is with us, Life experiences, peace, Relationship with God, trust Tagged ask God for help, Brexit, coping with chaos, coping with difficulties, depending on Jesus, EU referendum, giving our stress to God, God is my Rock, God is our rock, God with us, God's gift of peace, how to respond when we are stressed, pour our your hearts, psalm 62, Psalm 62 1, psalm 62.3, trust God, trusting even when things go wrong, trusting in God 1 Comment
The One About Insecure Wi-fi
I logged into some WI-FI while I was away recently and I got an error message on my laptop saying that the ‘WI-FI was insecure’. My understanding is that my antivirus software was trying to warn me that anything that … Continue reading
Posted in change, depression, doubt, Faith, freedom, God loves us, Life experiences, words hurt Tagged encourage one another, encouragement, finding freedom, foundation in life, free to fail, freedom from fear, freedom from negative thoughts, freedom in christ, God our foundation, insecurity, Jenga, seeing past flaws, seeing past the negative, self worth, wifi, words hurt Leave a comment
The story of crispy bear: Are we hiding in a cave or living in the light?
‘Tonight, we’ll hear the story of Crispy Bear. A long time ago, this little bear was alive. She was alive, because she listened to her father, so she was happy. [Eep sighs] But Crispy had one terrible problem, she was … Continue reading
Posted in change, creative communication, depression, do not be afraid, Faith, film, God loves us, hope, Listening to God, peace, restoration Tagged croods, eep, grug, hiding in the cave, krispy bear, light, psalm 40 1-3, story of crispy bear Leave a comment