Struggling to believe? (Grief & Faith #11)

This post is especially for those who have a Christian perspective, but are now struggling with their faith following bereavement or other tragedies. ——————————————————————————- When tragedy strikes, it can be hard to find meaning and fit what has happened within the framework of your previously held beliefs. Reality might not always sit comfortably within your…

Easter hopes – whispers and shouts

A post for those interested in a Christian outlook. It’s Friday, the day we commemorate the death of Jesus. Tomorrow is Saturday, a time of waiting. And then Sunday arrives. The sun will rise and many millions of people around the world will celebrate Christ’s victorious rising from the dead. We greet each other: “Christ…

Out of the Depths (Grief and Faith #8)

(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…