What Do I Need to Hear Today?

Today's journal prompt was this: What do I need to hear today? How can I uplift myself? It was a helpful time of thinking and praying and processing for me, and I wandered if this could be helpful for you, too. Written to Speak, a brilliant spoken word poet, writes about kind words - about how some…

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Now is the Time // A Poem for Now

Now is the time for Caution. Caution is wise and and firm and smart and tall; she guards and she plans and she waits. Caution does not throw herself to the winds of change, tossed from here to there with the tide. But Caution can be found, always, in her chair by the fire, with clean…

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Harry and Meghan: what can we learn about mental health at work?

Let's imagine, for a moment, shall we... You're in one of the most important job roles in the country. You've been aware, for the whole of your career, that your every action is being watched, scrutinized, and any inappropriate behavior will have a huge impact on not only you in your role, but the people around…

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Lectio Divina Your Way Through the Bible: a new way of reading.

From day one in the Christian faith, if you're anything like me, you were probably taught about the importance of reading the Bible everyday - of having a plan or a devotional that takes you through the Word and means that you are reading and digesting something from it every day. It's true - it is…

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There is a Time.

In an extremely Insta-worthy moment this morning, I sat in the car, overlooking the coast on the north-east of England, watching the sun rise over the ocean that stretched out in front of me. It was a moment of reflection: a second to pause, and to take in the glimpse of a new beginning, peeking over…

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Home: an Irrevocable Condition.

"Home wasn't a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you…

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Don’t (Just) Tell Me that it’s Going to Be OK: How to Sit with Those that are Hurting.

I had the privilege, early this week, of sitting with a group of people who are all walking through some really difficult things. There was a real sense of burden in the group that night: they were as lovely as ever, but as we chatted I began to see some of the weight that each of…

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