What’s Around The Corner?

"'In your anger do not sin': Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold." (NIV) This scripture always stops me in my tracks. I think I should probably reflect on it every evening.  The Digital Revolution has created a world where our communication can [...]

People That Take

Unfortunately, some people are "Takers" and fail to give to those around them - materially, emotionally, in friendships and relationships. These people drain energy from the room, conversations and even out of others. Some uni friends have experienced this with one of their housemates over the past year, and it has created a very unhealthy [...]

“‘Owt For A Quiet Life”

Some people just love drama. For some, it seems like life would be boring without it. My Grandad used to say, God rest him, that he would do “‘owt for a quiet life”. For him, life was better when there was no drama, fewer arguments and peace in the house. He was gentle and easy-going. [...]

The Gift of Presence

I've written about this before, but I sometimes struggle to be present with others. I always look back on these days and kick myself for missing Quality Time because I've been distracted, stressed or "elsewhere" in my thoughts. It was a close friend's birthday recently, and I tried hard to make the day memorable. I [...]

The Greatest Love?

Last Sunday, I 'went' to my now regular Church in Colombia. This time there was a different priest. I remember he gave a rousing, inspirational speech, the first time I watched his mass on Youtube. Once again, it was passionate, and I would like to share the message with you. The Gospel reading was of [...]

Overzoomed

I think something many people have experienced with the transition to remote learning/working from home is fatigue. The fatigue that comes with being sat in the same position and staring at a screen all day. This was a compulsory part of my university education for my final year, but I think I've made the mistake [...]

Making The Same Mistakes

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who told me about a situation they're experiencing. Midway through the conversation, it dawned on me that they were telling me about something that has happened before. They've made me the same mistake more than once before. Clearly, something needs addressing, but this often requires difficult conversations [...]

Walks And Talks

I’ve written before about my love for walking: walking together and walking alone. One of the beautiful things about walking with other people is the opportunity for great conversations. (It depends on how well you know the person, so this may not matter, but I’ve found that walking beside someone is less awkward than sitting [...]