A vision of wellbeing for all

God’s vision for every single person is one of ongoing healing, wholeness and restoration. He is calling us into a reality of wellbeing for people and the planet, and each one of us has a part to play and a response to make.

Looking after wellbeing in a second lockdown

It is tough, many of us are feeling a bit weary, defeated, anxious or angry. All this is a perfectly natural human reaction to what continues to be an incredibly challenging year. But we don’t have to do it alone.

The loving mindfulness of God

The loving mindfulness of God offers deep reassurance but is also a call to become more mindful people in the ups and down of daily life.

It’s more than ok to change your mind

We have permission to change our minds. Not only is embracing new understandings allowed it is a powerful spiritual action and deep ethic of love. Without changing, we will never grow in Christlikeness after all, we will not let go of the things that mar the image of the Divine in us, and our capacity to be agents of His restoration in the world will be lessened.

Self-care and Sacrifice

Self Care sounds like a bit of a fluffy-sounding buzz word sometimes doesn’t it? Audre Lorde said “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation”. It was the opposite of a fluffy, self-indulgent notion.

Permission to rest

You are not a machine, you are the dear and beloved child of God! Rest is a holy practice inaugurated and even commanded by God right from the start.

Caring for mental wellbeing during lockdown and beyond

Be real. Show self compassion. Give yourself space to express and process difficult emotions. In the midst of lockdown and isolation, this is good advice that has been given (including by us!) about how to manage the balance between trying to stay positive and accepting that this season is triggering some painful emotions.

Liturgies for Hope

Liturgy can provide a framework for prayer when we are at a loss for words, exhausted or bewildered. Liturgies of Hope have been written for just such a time as this.