Mental Health and Self-Isolation

Given the new measures put in place and the advice given by the government this afternoon it is clear that many of us will have to self-isolate in the coming weeks and months. As someone who struggles with depression, the idea of ‘self-isolation’ isn’t such a foreign concept. However, to me self-isolation would usually mean…

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Trusting God in the Job Hunt

‘Unfortunately, on this occasion, we will not be inviting you to interview.’ ‘We will not be able to take your application further at this time.’ ‘We will not be progressing your application on this occasion.’ ‘I’m afraid we were looking for someone with more experience.’ ‘I’m afraid on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.’ Despite…

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There is a Hope

Just over a month ago, I attended the funeral of two dear friends. The service was devastatingly hard but also beautifully and wonderfully hopeful. As the church reached its capacity and crowds gathered outside it was clear that this devoted couple had touched the lives of many, many individuals. And as the same pastor who…

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At the Valley’s Edge

She had walked many valleys just like this one. She knew this sort of darkness, knew the feeling or, more precisely, fear, that she would never make it back up on to level ground. But she had forgotten how awful it could be. How dense the darkness could be. She remembered the engulfing blackness only…

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Fire Road – Kim Phuc Phan Thi

Title: Fire Road Caption: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness and Peace Author: Kim Phuc Phan Thi What’s it about? Fire Road is a truly inspiring autobiography from the woman who’s life was changed by the Vietnam War and by the photo of her running from a Napalm attacm that…

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Wholeheartedly? – Part Two: Work is Not a Curse

Most of the time I find myself seeing work as a curse, a necessary evil that allows for the hours of relaxing and doing what I actually want to do. I struggle to see anything good in my studies at university. I spend most of my time complaining about the things I don’t like about…

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