It seems that once we have ascertained that God does in fact exist the next logical thought is that somehow we believe that this must mean that we don’t belong to Him, and this is a really scary place to be in. Whether we feel that we are a mistake, too much of a sinner [...]
When I first set up the self-help group I opened it up to non-Believers as well and a young man from a Pagan belief system signed up and although this scared me as I didn’t want to have to deal with the occult it made me think that not everyone who attended would even believe [...]
When I look back through my journal entries I can see a big difference between the lack of faith that I had at the beginning of my healing journey and the trusting faith that I have developed over time. I can clearly see that my journal entries were full of one stressor or another, pressure [...]
Is there a connection between faith and health? This week’s extract explores the influence of faith and trust in our health and healing.
Research has shown that the framework of our mind and thought patterns has a huge impact on our behaviour and physiological responses. If I go back to the example of stress and its definition, the way we respond to stress hugely depends on our thought patterns. People who have negative thought patterns are more likely to perceive an event as a stressor (stress-inducing stimulus) than those who do not. The NHS and private sector understand this mind-body connection and so spend hundreds of thousands of pounds training Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) practitioners to help unlearn dysfunctional thinking patterns.
We all know how it feels to be sleep deprived; whether it’s because we’ve stayed up into the early hours of the morning to meet a deadline or for whatever reason sleep just seems to be elusive, it’s not a nice feeling at all! I am one of those [...]
Last week I had the pleasure of attending an event geared towards Christian women in Business and Ministry, and three guest speakers shared their thoughts. I just have to laugh thinking back to it because what they shared was exactly what God had been already teaching and showing me and making me reflect upon [...]
What helps you find your inner peace in the midst of a raging storm?
Today was simply one of those days for me, I woke up tired from the moment I opened my eyes. But in the harshness of today there have been some beautiful moments which I [...]
Health, healing, and wholeness – I find it strange how different Christians react to these words. For some these words cause a positive reaction to others negative, but whatever our stance we can not argue the fact that the Bible speaks about health, healing and wholeness. But what is healing and where does it come [...]