Let us be clear: racism is an affront to God. It is born out of ignorance, and must be eradicated. We all bear the responsibility and must play our part to eliminate this scourge on humanity. From the Joint Statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York: bit.ly/2XWVPJ8 Sitting to write today, honestly, I don’t know if I have the words but I know we need and want to say something – it is not time for silence. I am grateful for other people’s words in which I find my voice. For myself… Read More
Last post I shared some of my journey in recent years of learning how to be dependent on God and unlearning my decades of trying to be an independent woman. And about how being dependent on God and others, not independent, has actually felt more free. But it also tiring not feeling in control. Right now, we are in a huge moment of seeing our dependence on God. With the global pandemic and sharp recession, the scientists, the governments, the economists, the medics, the experts, no-one knows how this will end or… Read More
We are pretty obsessed with being independent. I grew up throwing my hands in the air to Destiny’s Child, ‘Independent Women’. We are encouraged to be independent as we grow as young people, independent of our homes, to be emotionally independent in our relationships, (co-dependency is not healthy), to be financially independent, buy and own our own stuff, and even as organisations to be financially independent is highly prized. Reliant on no-one so we can command our own destiny. This isn’t all bad. Yet in my life as a Christian I have… Read More
Hope does not immediately change the situation, but hope does immediately change us in that situation. That is why encouragement is one of the greatest gifts we can give each other.
5 weeks into lockdown, aware of the pain that has been caused, facing the reality of longer term impact and a slow return to normality…where do we find our hope? I used my exercise today to take you down to one of my favourite places in this community I’ve grown to love. It’s an intersection of the different phases and stages of Barking Riverside – a vibrant ‘Welcome’ sign into the heart of Phase 1 that’s already built and full of residents; on the opposite side you can see the new train… Read More
Ideas for how to thrive in isolation, caring for our Heart, Body and Mind, with Jesus at the center.
How do we live well lockdown?
Here’s the first of our thoughts on being church, living well, and loving others in this time.