One Blessing From Suffering.

I remember when I first became a Christian and learned in the Bible┬áthat I was going to suffer in this life. I wasn’t a stranger to suffering. In fact, I was still in deep pain when I came to the Lord. But for some reason, I thought that when I became a Christian, everything would…

How I Broke My Brain.

Yes, you read right, I broke my brain. I had a pretty wonderful and settled childhood. We moved to the country, lived by the sea, played in the hills all day. I remember thinking as a young teen how lucky I was, and I couldn’t imagine a future where our family wasn’t together. And then,…

Feeling All The Feelings: Life After Anti-Depressants

For more posts on mental health and motherhood, click here. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you will know that for the past three years I have been on anti-depressants. You will know that I haven’t suffered from depression but rather a cyclical anxiety disorder that was triggered off when…

Motherhood & Mental Illness: When I Am Weak

This is now part of a mini-series found here: Motherhood & Mental Illness Anxiety. Mental Illness. They can be hard words to swallow about myself. But I do. This week I have been reminded that I live in a frail and fallen body. It’s easy, when things are fine, to fool myself into thinking that…

Why Home Is So Important.

I am the product of a broken family. In a society that doesn’t take much issue with separation and divorce, from a personal view, there is nothing more damaging, more lasting and more painful to a child/teenager than when Mummy and Daddy don’t love each other any more. After twenty-one years of marriage, it was…

Motherhood & Mental Illness: Ways To Get Through

This is part two of a small series I am doing on Motherhood & Mental Illness. To read part one, click here. I am by no means an expert in mental health. And I haven’t experienced full-blown depression, whether clinical or experiential. I do however, have a cyclical anxiety disorder. This basically means that something…

Motherhood and Mental Illness (Part One).

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?” Psalm 42:5 Last week a missions team from Sydney spent the week with our church to serve us and help us run some evangelistic events. One of those events was for mothers called “The Joys of Motherhood”. It consisted…