Whose Path Am I On?

Whose Path Am I On?

Just yesterday a friend was lamenting the way her work place was prioritising corporate growth at the expense of compassion for clients in the midst of the current cost of living crisis. A few weeks ago I attended a selection afternoon with an organisation looking for...
Depression and Church

Depression and Church

There must be sin in your life that you just haven’t confessed? You just need to have more faith! Your prayer life needs improving – you obviously haven’t prayed about it! These are a few of the responses I have had from Christians when they have found out I...
To Be ‘A-Changing’

To Be ‘A-Changing’

A leader moves on and a new one arrives, new possibilities emerge but old dreams are shattered, hope rises but feelings are hurt, and one or many eventually move on. A new year comes around, ‘fresh with no mistakes’, we decide what we want our lives to look like, we...
Depression and Work

Depression and Work

Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing if you could face the day, let alone get to work and be productive? Where your confidence in yourself had dropped below zero and you had no self belief? I remember those days well… It was like all I had done before then...
The Joy and Freedom of Boundaries

The Joy and Freedom of Boundaries

I found myself stressed out, burnt out and sick as a dog. Unable to dislodge the anxious thoughts. ‘Will she be OK?’ ‘What have I forgotten?’ ‘I’m so far away.’ ‘ She must be taken care of.’ Meanwhile three hours drive away she was fine, confident that everything...
From Rules to Liberation

From Rules to Liberation

So you come to the end of the week and your heart sinks into your empty tank of energy as you anticipate spending time with your nearest and dearest; you just want to collapse in a heap and hide from the world. You simply have nothing left to give. But you’re...
Advent Reflection – Waiting

Advent Reflection – Waiting

Advent is a time of waiting, but in reality we know the story, we know there is a baby born, we know the Saviour comes and we know how it ends. So we wait with complete understanding and knowledge. But what about waiting when we don’t know the answer, when we don’t...
Whitley Update – April

Whitley Update – April

 Our team in Whitley shares with us about all the work they’ve been doing this year. Enjoy reading 🙂   Whitley Update John Madejski Academy We are continuing at the school two mornings a week running a mentoring program, doing some 1 to 1 pastoral care, as...
Skills for mentoring others

Skills for mentoring others

Mentoring is written into the fabric of our lives, it turns up everywhere! But we may be more familiar with some of its other names like parenting and role modeling It can be done by individuals or by groups – we all know about peer pressure, don’t we! In...