What I put out there is open for public consumption, scrutiny and sharing. My experience was awful, devastating and incredibly raw. The images of my experience with this rare Stevens-Johnson syndrome are raw, vulnerable and graphic.
There is a fine line between simply empathising with another person’s state and fully rooting your own emotional identity in their experience.
So how do you deal with the overwhelming emotions projected by others around you? How do you ensure that you do not root your emotional identity in the emotions of another person?
We should never come with an approach of ‘I know it all’ and ‘I’ve heard it all’. We must remain open and teachable, even before scriptures that we may have read hundreds of times.
Rest is not supposed to be this thing that you collapse into after an exhausting day or season. Rest is supposed to be your starting point. God doesn’t just give strength, He IS strength and He is in me.
Technology is a tool and like any tool it can be used for good or for bad. A knife can be used for cooking, a hammer or axe for building, but both can be used for harm. The tool has no morals or values, it is the user that brings their morals and values to the use of that tool. This is the same with technology.
The psychologist in me makes me understand another aspect of the use of technology as a tool. Anything that we use creates or exerts a degree of change in us, whether we realise it or not. For example, when you constantly use a pen or knife, after a while you may see an impression on your hands and fingers. Similarly, our use of technology creates impression marks on our minds which primes us for future activities, decisions, habits, expectations and relationships.
Summer is here and there are incredible Christian events lined up for August and early September. See their respective details below, in chronological order - I hope to see some of you there. Disclaimer - promotion on my blog is free and is not a direct endorsement of the ministrations from specific ministers at these … Continue reading Upcoming Christian Events | August – September 2017
Forgiveness does not excuse the offending behaviour. Forgiveness excuses the offender. The fact that God forgives us of sin, does not make sinning okay. The fact that we forgive someone of their sin towards us, does not make the sin okay. When we forgive, we are saying to that person, you are bigger and better than what you did against me. I choose to see you over the sin.
Merry Christmas to all my readers and supporters. I pray that you have a beautiful one ❤️ No matter what 2016 has been like for you up to this very day, let the hope that Christmas reminds us of be your everlasting hope. Your hope will not be cut off (Proverbs 23:18). May the GRACE … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2016
Hey guys, the end of 2016 is fast approaching there are incredible Christian events lined up in the last 3 months of the year. See their respective details below, in chronological order - I hope to see some of you there xx Restoring Purity Conference Saturday 7th October Tickets via eventbrite or on the door! Pure … Continue reading Upcoming Christian Events | October – December 2016
Hey guys, summer is here and there are incredible Christian events lined up for the for the end of July and August. See their respective details below, in chronological order - I hope to see some of you there xx Manchester Youth Conference 2016 Saturday 23rd July - Register via eventbrite The event will be focused on … Continue reading Upcoming Christian Events | July – August 2016