Book Review : Threads of Hope Knots of Pain

Book Review : Threads of Hope Knots of Pain

Threads of Hope, Knots of Pain is Kathryn Yaxley’s memoir of the difficult years when she suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as a young adult. However, it’s more than just a memoir. Recently Kathryn journalled about this period of her life and prayed that...
Short Devotion : John 11:17

Short Devotion : John 11:17

“When Jesus arrived at Bethany, he was told that Lazarus had already been in his grave for four days.” John 11:17 NLT Jesus receives the news of Lazarus’ death and stays where he is for two days (v.6). He then takes a day to travel to Bethany. Even if Jesus had left...
Book Reflection : The Body Keeps the Score

Book Reflection : The Body Keeps the Score

As I have reflected on the issues Bessel raises, these are a few brief thoughts that I found helpful in dealing with past trauma: – Find activities where you feel safe and can completely relax. – Listen to your body, particularly if you feel muscle tension...
Book Review : The Body Keeps the Score

Book Review : The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score : mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma is a thought-provoking book about the ongoing effects of trauma. The book is written by Bessel van der Kolk who has spent 30 years researching, studying and speaking with people who have...
Book Review : The Thing Beneath the Thing

Book Review : The Thing Beneath the Thing

In his book, The Thing Beneath the Thing, Steve Carter looks at why we sometimes overreact to certain people or events and how this may be connected to past hurts. Carter encourages readers to become curious about our overreactions particularly when there are patterns...
Short Devotion : 2 Corinthians 2:12-13

Short Devotion : 2 Corinthians 2:12-13

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “When I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me, I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said...
Devotional Thought : Mark 14:33-34

Devotional Thought : Mark 14:33-34

He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. Mark 14:33-34I was flicking through some children’s church resources when it struck me that...