A Child Is Born

Christmas time is a time of peace and unity. It's the time of year we forgive and forget old transgressions and spend time with loved ones. Although we have our own traditions and beliefs, Christmas leaves us wondering what the true meaning of Christmas is... For the record, it's not Jesus' birthday. The 25th of... Continue Reading →

Tears

The following is an excerpt from an online devotional. In today’s Psalm of Ascent, we read the author praising God for the restoration of the fortunes of Zion. The praise declared in the first three verses is inspired by the monumental day of the Jewish people returning to their beloved homeland after many years in... Continue Reading →

To the parent with mental illness:

Imagine this: you're playing with two of the most important people in your world. The two year old is giggling his head off as he and his 4yo sister try to 'boop' your nose. You too are having fun. Suddenly, you're under attack. You're pinned down, suffocating under the pressure on your chest. You go... Continue Reading →

Everybody Sleeps

Years ago, it feels like forever now, I wasn't the kind person I am now. I was quite opposite. I did unsavoury things for unsavoury people, and I had a reputation of being very self destructive and for being afraid of no one. People would ask me how I could possibly be so unafraid despite... Continue Reading →

Crown of Thorns

Knowledge of knowing The pain to come Every ince of the skull Infused with misery A crown of thorns placed On a king Left in humiliation left for the crows To feast, a spectacle of people Some mourning with grief Hope was dying dripping blood Into the earth But hope was still teaching A lesson... Continue Reading →

New Growth

Growth is easy to see in the beginning. The seedling sprouts overnight, a new leaf appears throughout the day. The growth is easily measured by eye, as a couple of centimetres is gained almost daily. It continues. It keeps growing. But as the plant gets larger, new growth becomes harder to spot. The plant is... Continue Reading →

Stigma in the Church

It's hard for us to face stigma toward our mental health. It's even harder when it's somewhere close to home. As a Christian I've noticed some of the worst stigma comes from church. This isn't because church isn't understanding enough or doesn't care, it's mostly due to an inexperience with something none of us want... Continue Reading →

To Take Out What’s Dark

I never understood why I was an easy victim, whether it was a harsh word, a push or a shove... I was a stranger in my own skin. I. A Prayer Father take away my misery In fact take away everything Including the life you want me to live I don't have the courage you... Continue Reading →

Cornerstone

‘Now therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the... Continue Reading →

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