Can I tell you a secret? You are fucking brilliant. and, so am I. You are. Just you. Amazing you. You care. You hope You respond You do magical things You create You are you. You are fucking brilliant. Just want to tell you. Just want you to hear Just want you to know Just want it to sink in Tell the doubters to _____ … Continue reading You are f****** brilliant
For the last 5 weeks I have been ‘hosting’ a period of silence on my live on facebook page, on a Wednesday at around 7pm, and on most days during the lockdown ive given silent space to do the morning or evening prayer from there Celtic prayer book. A space to be truly still. A space in which the newsfeed stops. Silence is dangerous dont … Continue reading Stillness in the storm
By now, most of you reading this will have probably cancelled youth group meetings, youth clubs and detached sessions, today I have suspending normal operations and trying to organise responses to this crisis. And it has crossed my mind, that as someone who is used to a youth work office, the regular face to face contact of young people, the delivery, then removing this, and … Continue reading 25 things for the youth and community worker to do during the Coronavirus outbreak
‘Its a module at Bible College, how to tell someone that they need to breathe‘ Said one of my close friends over the last 2 years. In the midst of the chaos, remembering to breathe, when there’s emotional trauma around, when there’s confusing relationships to react to, when there’s employment situation to work out, when there another house to live in or not so, when … Continue reading Remembering to Breathe
I write this on New Years eve, having just read a facebook memory from last year, which read: There are many people who know 2019 is going to be tough, they’re waiting for an operation, having treatment, they’re waiting for a DWP assessment, or are homeless, their job is ending or their relationships are tricky. A new year might bring fear and not hope. So … Continue reading 2019; this was my year….
You know the feeling when you have an epiphany moment all out of the blue? well that was me this morning. Im aware the following image might put many of you off your tea, or breakfast or supper. So, you are warned. But after weirdly having a bath last night, i was standing in the bathroom this morning, almost naked in front of the mirror. … Continue reading An Accidental Epiphany: Mirror, Body and Self
I hope I’m not a disappointment meeting me face to face That’s something I’ve said a few times in the last few years. To the people who have read my blogs or follow me on Twitter, who then do meet me. Me, hiding behind a million words of creativity and not knowing if i live up to an expectation.It was only recently that I realised … Continue reading I’m a secret introvert.. but that’s a good thing.