This film is a cute Christian-ish rom-com, which is a light-hearted and easy watch and yes brings home thought-provoking messages about marriage and parenthood. It has the traditional family values of a largely bygone era, and that, together with its simple sweetness, made me think it was an 80s or 90s film, but apparently it’s… Read More Your Love Never Fails: A Review
This is the last of the four autobiographical works penned by Jennifer Worth. The first, Call the Midwife, was the inspiration behind the very popular BBC series ‘Call the Midwife’, although the series has now moved entirely away from being based on Worth’s books (which is a shame, in my opinion, but that’s by the by). In… Read More In The Midst Of Life: A Review
Choosing the ‘baby steps’ approach, I’m going to pick things I (hopefully!) can actually do! For the planet: – Going wrapping paper free – Stopping contributing to light pollution, by drawing my curtains/blinds as soon as it gets dark Generally: – Try to have a constant gratitude attitude: for the people around me, the things… Read More New Year’s Resolutions
I’ve noticed that there doesn’t seem to be a good and up-to-date list anywhere on the web of Orthodox Christian charities. And I don’t often remember hearing the work of Orthodox Christian charities out there being publicised at Orthodox churches I’ve attended. And that’s a pity, because there are wonderful Orthodox charities out there that need… Read More Orthodox Christian Charities
A.J. Winter’s The Identity Switch is another book that promises a lot! ‘Change Your Life by Flipping One Switch in Your Mind If you could change your life by flipping one switch your mind, what would you alter? Would you be slimmer and healthier? Would you develop a better relationship with your family, would you earn… Read More The Identity Switch: A Review
This was the kind of book that surprised me because it wasn’t at all how I expected it to be. Most of the book is set in the Solomon Islands, in the South Pacific, where Kay Bruner, her husband Andy, and their four children lived, as missionaries involved in translating the New Testament into the… Read More As Soon As I Fell: A Review
I had a revelation today. Thinking, while walking to the supermarket, my world turned upside-down! I’ve struggled with self-image for a long time. I remember being about twelve and my friends held a voting competition on who had the nicest hair. No-one voted for my hair, which hurt, but what hurt more was that my friends… Read More Rejecting Society’s Idea of Beauty
When I was in Year 4 (3rd Grade), my awesome teacher (who completely turned my academic life around, but that’s another story!) banned the word ‘nice’. We weren’t allowed to write it and we weren’t allowed to say it. I seem to remember she had a big word cloud on the wall of all the… Read More Getting past ‘nice’ as a social construct
Reblogged from: ‘Guarding the mind- Knocking on the Door of the Heart To guard the mind requires that we know Christ’s presence in our heart. Once we know this presence, we can bring our innocent thoughts to Christ. But first, our heart needs to be opened. Until it is open, Fr. Dimitru Staniloae says, we… Read More ‘Guarding the mind- Knocking on the Door of the Heart.’ Such a wonderful & helpful short article I wanted to share it.
However much we might like drama and unpredictability in novels or films or TV shows, most of us want peace and reliability in the relationships in our lives. Yet, from time to time, something happens that rocks and shakes a relationship (whether with a family member, or a friend, or a spouse, or a boyfriend/girlfriend),… Read More What can we learn from relationships going wrong?