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 [...]

Joy Comes In The Morning

Without Good Friday, there can be no Easter Sunday. No empty tomb, no Resurrection, no Risen Christ. We can see this message play out in our own lives if we recognise it. Without darkness, suffering, pain, confusion, wilderness, exile, there can be no joy. The Christian joy is that we know the end of the [...]

Embracing Lockdowns

Over the past year, many countries have gone into obligatory lockdowns. These times have been strange, novel experiences. I’ve personally found it difficult adapting to living and working under these conditions. I was talking with a friend the other day and we spoke about how it almost feels ‘normal’ not seeing many people around. It's [...]

A Third Way

Something I’ve been struggling with during the pandemic is my fluctuations between cynicism about the situation and my naivety to what’s really happening. Some days, I refuse to watch or read the news because it’s flooded with negativity and sensationalist stories that spread fear. Others days, I read inspiring stories about everyday heroes that instill [...]