Out of the depths

(A post from a Christian perspective.)  There is a lot in the Bible about joy. “The joy of the Lord is your strength”, “happy is the people whose God is the Lord”, and so on. Many churches today emphasise these “happy messages” and sometimes equate spirituality and faith with being happy and positive. But this…

Is the glass half-full, half-empty or something else instead?

This blog is primarily about coping with grief, and just because someone is grieving, does not mean that they are depressed. However, recently I’ve met more than a few people whose grief intersects with depression, and I think it’s worthwhile writing about depression in general, and dealing with it as Christians.   Mental health problems…

“Finding closure” and “moving on” – a Good Friday reflection.

(Reprint of my article first published on “GodInterest.com” – a Christian perspective, looking at some of the clichés around grief and questioning whether they would have been appropriate words to comfort the followers and mother of Jesus on the day of his death. A short reflection to challenge the Christian community to travel better with…