Over the years I have written a fair amount about faith and spirituality here at The Patch, and yet I don’t think it’s always abundantly clear exactly what it is I believe, nor how I came to be in this place. Whilst talking to my friend yesterday, she said something which really struck home. She said that I have been censoring myself, and even though I have written at length about faith, I have always done so through a filter of what I think will be acceptable, rather than what is true for me. And she is right, I have done that. Read more
I’d love to say that I’ve been thinking about this post for a while now and have some valid excuse for not publishing it sooner, but the truth is the idea for it only popped into my head yesterday. Why do I wish I’d been thinking of it for a while? Because the fact that I haven’t means that I have been blissfully unaware of the need for such a post. And why is there a need for such a post? Because, as the amazing LesBeMums wrote on Facebook recently, people from outside the LGBTQ+ community need to be talking about this (see Facebook post below). And, as a Christian, I really need to be talking about this, because we all know how challenging the dialogue between Christianity and the LGBTQ+ community can be! Read more
How do you experience God? Do you ever feel a physical experience of the Divine surrounding you? Or is it more of a faith-based experience of trusting that God is there, even if you never feel His presence? Read more
This past week a well-known spiritual writer made a video expressing her changing views on certain New Age ideas since her Baptism. As someone who is inspired by both Christianity and The New Age, I often wonder where the balance is between the two...
What makes a Christian? This is a question that on the surface sounds really simple, but in reality is quite complex. Whilst most Christians have their own idea about what makes them a Christian, an idea which often coincides with the beliefs of their Church, the very fact that there are so many different denominations shows that the answer to this question is really anything but simple.
The Thrive Moms Spring Retreat was all about being Loved. I felt so inspired and encouraged by the speakers and women watching along with me that I wanted to share 5 things I learned thanks to them.
As someone who falls somewhere between (very) liberal Christianity, Paganism and New Age Metaphysics, I've been thinking a lot about how to introduce the Easter Story to WB.