Category Archives: praying out loud

The A to Z of Artful Journaling: P is for Prayer

Hi there! I fancied a bit of a change today, so my blog post is actually a YouTube video – it’s only 15 minutes long though! In the video I show you how I’m planning to pause and pray by … Continue reading

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Mental Health Monday: The Stress Bucket

This is a page from the bullet journal I used for the first half of 2017. When I made this page, I’d not long come out of hospital and had just started writing up the notes I’d made during the … Continue reading

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#BohoBerryChallenge Day 30: Top Three 2018 Goals

I’ve had a think about this, and have come up with the following goals for 2018. My aim is: to maintain my physical and mental wellness habits, and add new ones as appropriate, to spend time in prayer and meditation … Continue reading

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Beauty in Brokenness: Kintsugi and Coffee Cups

Hi! Thanks for dropping by. This video is a live stream I did on Instagram in which I talk about Kintsugi, the Japanese philospohy that treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something … Continue reading

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#amrecovering: g is for gratitude

No prizes for spotting the deliberate mistake! Looking for everyday things to be grateful for has been a significant part of my recovery. Every day, in my bullet journal, I write down a list of things I am grateful for. … Continue reading

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#amrecovering: be still

I bought this mug in April, about two months after I left hospital. It reminded me of something I felt God had said to me while I was in hospital: Be still and know that I am God (Ps 46:10). … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers: Doing Justice and On Hearing the News – A Response

‘The prophet said, ‘Do Justice!’ And I cried, ‘Which Justice?’ Criminal justice. Social justice. Economic justice. Retributive justice. Restorative justice. Generational justice. I want to do justice to the prophet’s words. I want to do justice to justice. Where shall … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers: Disappointment – A Response

Disappoint: to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of. to defeat the fulfillment of (hopes, plans, etc.); thwart; frustrate. Resilience: the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers: Hatred – A Response

If hatred is a worm that infects our better selves and lays its poisonous parasitical spawn in our souls, how can we be rid of it? How can we stop it from growing, gnawing, rising, controlling. How can we loosen … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers – Emptiness – A Response

Sometimes, I feel like a used-up teabag: drained, flavourless, empty. But You do not throw me on the compost heap to rot. Instead, You refresh me – through laughter, through song, through the love and kindness of friends and family, … Continue reading

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