One of my favourite Marvel Heroes is "The Incredible Hulk". If I am honest, there is a lot in him which resonates with me; inside me is some form of Hulk wanting to get out. I keep him caged up fairly well most of the time. Actually, he has not got out now for quite…Read more The Hulk: Do we ever see the full picture?
“Happiness is not about what the world gives you - happiness is what you think about what the world gives you." Mo Gawdat is a google executive, and talks about how to be happy, and importantly how it is different from having fun. This is the distilled version from Channel 4. The full version follows,…Read more Happiness.
Strength is holding on just little while longer. Strength is climbing one more hill. Strength is "maybe tomorrow ... ". Strength is letting go and falling into the unknown. Strength is getting up after you fall down. Strength is starting over. Strength is found on the other side of weakness. Strength is looking your weakness…Read more Strength
"Church is having a party. For the volunteers.", they said. "It'll be fun!", they said. I got a cow mask. And so started a fairly banal Facebook post. The party had been quite ok to that point. Food was good and company was good. Then the fun and games started. I managed to avoid most…Read more That thing about wearing a mask in public
On 26.10.2015 at 08:20, the signed printout from the doctor confirmed that the black dog had officially caught up with me. To be honest, I think it had been stalking me for as long as I can remember and has been padding along beside me for at least the past year or longer. The doctor's…Read more The Black Dog
Have you ever noticed this? Maybe it's just me. Sometimes I can only manage about 10 minutes of facebook / reddit / twitter / whatever before I can feel my brain turning into mush. I've experienced this for a good while now and finally realised it makes good blog-fodder. The feeling is something like a,…Read more Social media leaves me feeling empty. Now what?
On the face of it, this seems to be yet another gloomy post from a semi-depressed Brit hammering his way through another Finnish winter, but stay with me. It's gets better. 🙂 These words aren't necessarily from me. Many of them have come from much wiser, and sometimes older, people than me. If you spot…Read more 5 things to do when there is no reason to say “thank you”.
I toyed with titling this piece "When Christians get depressed", but that wouldn't be honest. I'm not depressed, my wife had me tested. But seriously, amongst Jesus's followers there are a few elephants in the room, and this is one of them. Christians do actually get low, blue and yes, even depressed. God help us,…Read more When Christians feel low ..