All posts tagged: inspirational

How do we respond?

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christian / encouragement / hope / life / Uncategorized

  The more I explore mental health in my counselling training, the more I see an issue not with the people who are struggling with stuff (which is most of us at some point) but rather, how the ones who these people are surrounded by (which I think also is most of us), respond to the ones who are struggling. What is the nature of the discussions being had of people struggling some way in […]

People who influence one another: Individualism and Shame.

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christian / encouragement / inspirational / mentalhealth / Uncategorized / wellbeing

Sometimes I read quotes about being empowered as an individual to be confident, to, you know, ‘not need anyone else because I’m gonna be whole on my own damn self’ type thing; who needs anyone else, when I have myself – type of attitude. You know the one? In one part I feel a little inspired by it, but admittedly on the other (larger) part I feel a sting. I think it’s because often I […]

When Brave gets lost.

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    “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!” John 14:27 TPT There come times fear is sticky – hard to shake off, and Brave might seem to have gotten well-lost. If we stop and we look from where a voice comes, Is it friendly or foe-like? […]

But first, we must begin.

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christian / emotional / encouragement / inspirational

It’s almost been one glorious year since my feet hit this turf. It pushed and it pulled just a little bit, But beyond any of that. It taught me stuff. In hindsight it really hasn’t been about the one big beginning, but rather – the lots of little beginnings it brought – the day in and day out things. Losing the familiar path to start an unfamiliar one. The friendships. The work. The places. The […]