My friend and I had been discussing a topic back and forth for a while recently before we came to a conclusive agreement. The topic was the issue of pride, and whether pride- and feeling proud- can ever be good. I had initially set out with the mind set that no, pride in itself cannot … Continue reading Pride in Achievements: Good or Bad?
Bodies. The flesh, the muscles, the bodies that both fuel us and pain us. The bodies that drive us to conquer amazing feats, yet need days tucked up in bed to recover from flu and illness. Can we ever be free? I was thinking about this recently and concluded that, while we’re on this earth, … Continue reading Bodies
About 5 days ago I was out on my usual Saturday long run. About 4.5 miles in I had to stop because my knee was so painful! For those of you who don't know I have been training with triathlon recently and upping the training quite a bit. I have been getting quite excited about … Continue reading Set-backs or Set-forwards?
Emotional Intimacy. It's something we all crave, right? That feeling of being known for who you are completely and fully. And being loved, cherished and adored for it. I know it's something that I often crave. I know that God is my father and that He loves me and created me and looks upon me … Continue reading The Pursuit of Intimacy
Freshers need to know that they have choices. As my friends and I were praying for the new intake of students this year, these words really resonated with me. In amongst the world of hall rivalry and almost cult-like community, it can be hard to know this truth for yourself as a student coming to … Continue reading Freshers, Sheep and Choices
Hi all! This has been quite a difficult issue to write about so bear with me. I think it's fair to say that we all have a desire to be known, to be loved for who we are. However because of this, I think many of us are led, sometimes, to pretend that we are something we're … Continue reading Freedom to Change
Recently I went on a weekend away trip with OpenHeaven church. It was a really inspiring weekend and I feel privileged to have experienced such spirit-filled worship, prayer and study time. I was impacted by so much that weekend, and this blog post could easily become a book, but instead I'm going to tell you … Continue reading The Challenge to be Child-like