Personal Relationships

Advent Series: The Great Warrior

‘The Lord your God is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory’ – Zephaniah 3:17

We are in a daily battle with the devil. And often we end up losing by falling into various sins.
So also, the daily battles of our jobs, families and relationships often leave us feeling hopeless and helpless. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Advent Series: Prayer makes the Impossible Possible!

‘The angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son'” – Luke 1:13

Today’s readings present us with 2 men, Manoah and Zechariah both of whose wives were barren and had all but given up hopes of bearing a child. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Self-Compassion

I am working with a life coach and through a conversation with him, I recently learned that I am a self-critical person. I had never thought about what I say to myself on a daily basis and how it has changed me over the years. Once I paid attention, the soundtrack sounded a lot like this:

“You’re not doing enough; you’re not meant to be happy; you will never fit in; you’re not required…You’re not good enough”.

Don’t get me wrong. I was living a good life and so this confession will probably shock most of my friends as I share this. I rarely showed darkness or a feeling of void in my interactions. This feeling led to wanting to do more and more and to some it appeared as a personality trait of “one-upmanship”. Perhaps, somewhere deep down, a very fearful part of me believed all these words to be true. Continue reading