Slowing down, not keeping up

Many of you will not know this, but I have been struggling with persistent low moods, worry and anxiety for several months. I have found myself getting angry and irritable at some pretty silly things and have had several days where I have felt completely overwhelmed. This week, after much toing and froing, I paid […]

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An interview with ‘Freed From Shame’ author Dawn Holmes

It was wonderful to speak to Dawn Holmes who wrote ‘Freed From Shame’, a book about addressing the stigma of mental illness in the church. I wrote a book review about her debut book here. She runs various talks and workshops with co-author Karen Todd – one of which was hosted by Bridge Books in Exeter. […]

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Freed From Shame by Dawn Holmes (with Karen Todd) – BOOK REVIEW

‘Freed From Shame’ is a book about addressing the stigma of mental illness in the church where one in every four people each year are affected. Written with compassion and understanding, it shows practical ways forward for coming alongside those who are struggling. The book is divided into three parts: ‘Understanding mental health‘ which gives […]

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100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs – Book Review

Somebody blessed me with a copy of this devotional and I still have no clue who gave it to me. My sincere thanks once again! It came at a great time as I was new to being a mum and my word for 2018 is courage. Annie F. Downs writes simple, encouraging truths and speaks […]

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The Diary of a (Trying to be holy) Mum by Fiona Lloyd – Book Review

Written in the format of a diary, Fiona Lloyd’s ‘The Diary of a (Trying to be holy) Mum’ records the thoughts of mother Becky Hudson as she navigates through the struggles and joys of being a parent and a Christian. It’s a wonderful story of how God meets her where she’s at as she learns […]

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The Mustard Seed Mum: Cranky yet comforted

I am writing this post-coffee, in PJs as my sweet little boy catches up on his precious sleep. Last night started off well. He goes down to sleep just fine, but recently seems to wake at about 1am most nights. Last night however, he decided to cry for about 2 hours (sorry neighbours). Feeding, nappy […]

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Take Heart by Matt Chandler – Book Review

In a culture that is increasingly turning away from Christianity, Matt Chandler has an exciting and optimistic outlook – it’s a great time to be a Christian. Faith in Christ has always thrived when it is at the margins of society. He gives a brief history by reminding the reader that the early church grew […]

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