Before I start, I would like to say that Lockdown and Shielding hasn’t been all fun! It’s come with fear and uncertainty, fear of illness and other people, uncertainty over the future and work and when life will return to normal. I’m still shielding until the 30th June, unless the government decide to extend this! […]Read more "Good Things that I’ve found in Lockdown"
I was discussing with some friends in Church who’ve also been ill or through surgery how the concept of being stuck in our houses for 12 weeks wasn’t too worrying as we’ve had so much practice at it. I realise that for many people it is terrifying, particularly if you live alone. We thought it […]Read more "How to cope with self-isolation"
When I was in 6th form (ages 16-18), 18 people died! Some were very close; my Physics Teacher, my Neighbour, my Auntie Doris and a friend who I’d grown up with who had the same condition as me (Arthrogryposis), her name was Eleanor. Eleanor was the most loving person, she asked “Why?” about everything. The […]Read more "Sharing our Doubts and Finding God in them"
I haven’t written much for a while. This is actually a good sign, when I’m well I’m able to work. This keeps me busy and generally means I’m out of hospital. Last year I was able to work, when I can work I like to make the most of it. I’m so grateful to be […]Read more "Digestive Breakdown"
On Sunday I was asked to be interviewed in our Church Service. This was an amazing opportunity and I was so grateful to be able to share with the Church what God was challenging me about. Below is the interview, (SR is the person who interviewed me): SR: In our story today we see that […]Read more "How We Support Those Who Suffer"
I wanted to write about my experience in this centre, also about my journey to get a diagnosis. Partly because there isn’t much information about the centre, I looked it up online to find out where I’d be going, but I couldn’t find out a lot. So, I’m hoping if anyone needs to know what […]Read more "My Stay at the Neuromuscular Complex Care Centre, London"
I’ve been struggling with acceptance on many levels over the past few weeks. Firstly, I struggle to believe people will accept me as I am, warts and all. I am trying to learn that I am a person separate to my illnesses, they have become my identity, but they aren’t. People see me as a […]Read more "Acceptance Vs. Giving Up"
I have been reading Claire’s book which came out on the 3rd November. It is titled ‘Taking off the Mask.’ It is a very honest account of how her own masks were ripped off in front of her whole Church, she explores why we feel the need to put masks on and cover up who […]Read more "Taking Off the Mask by Claire Musters"
Tanya Marlow’s new book Those who Wait can be bought here it is the last day of her special offer! So get it quick! She asked us to share our favourite quotes, so I thought I’d blog about them and explain why they speak to me. One of my favourite quotes is right at the […]Read more "Reflections on ‘Those Who Wait’ – Part 1"
‘This is part of the synchroblog on waiting, to celebrate the release of Those Who Wait: Finding God in Disappointment, Doubt and Delay by Tanya Marlow – out now. See more here and link up to the synchroblog here.’ At the start of Tanya’s blog we are asked to draw a clock, around which we […]Read more "Waiting #ThoseWhoWait"