• (Some) Things That Have Shaped Me

    being an eldest child the books of Roald Dahl getting bullied going on a diet my daughter the lies of perfectionism pornography (and the boyfriend who read it) thinking that Christianity was about …

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  • Dear Mum

    We're not the sort of family that does sentiment. Love - yes, in spades -  but sentiment: soft toys, Hallmark cards and swirly pink lettering …

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  • Not Enough

    Today I planned to write a blog. I planned to do some washing. I planned to read the Bible and have a good pray. I planned to phone a …

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  • The Gift of Failure

    It's funny how success is seen as the route to happiness.  In my experience, it's the opposite.  Striving for something you can't achieve - being (the …

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  • Myth and Reality

    The myth of depression: I'm not sick, just lazy.  I am weak and sad and pathetic. This is all my fault. People would be better …

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