Dealing with Difference

By September 19, 2011 Blog

We live in a society that claims to enshrine tolerance.  But what does this actually mean? Yesterday I went for lunch with a group of fascinating people.  One of them was a concentration camp survivor.  At the age of nine, weighing less than two stone, she was liberated from the camp. Needless to say, her whole life since then has been a process of recovery.  But one of the things that she says helped her most, was going to live …Read More

When Everything Seems Broken

By February 10, 2011 Blog

I was talking recently with a friend who described her life, through tears, with these words – ‘everything is broken’. She’s having an especially hard time at the moment, but she’s not alone. For most of us, there are at least parts of our lives we’d like to undo, or erase completely. So what do we do with our mistakes? I’m not talking here about little blips.  Forgetting an anniversary –  or Valentine’s Day. (Glen, I’m giving you a heads …Read More

Sin or Sickness?

By December 15, 2010 Blog

I’ve been blogging for about 6 weeks now and I’ve loved getting emails from people as well as interacting in the comments. One reader recently asked a great question about whether eating disorders are a sin or a sickness.  Here are some of the things I said in our emails: I’m a Christian and I sin all the time. And I forget God’s grace all the time too. And those two things are totally linked. Whenever I forget I’m forgiven, …Read More