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I have no idea how it happened, except that sometime during last week — a week which was plagued by unproductivity, a curse worth than death for someone of my particular mindset — I realised that my desire to write blog posts here had turned into something of a legalistic […]

Unexpected Legalism

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Understanding my limits is something that I have had to come face-to-face with several times over the past few years. It is an important step in dealing with anxiety and depression, as well as a crucial part of being an introvert: Our limits exist so that we can be ourselves, […]

Foolish Wisdom

Today has turned out to be surprisingly tough, though from whence it came I’m not sure. Nothing springs to mind to explain why all of a sudden the terrors of ‘tomorrow’ have crushed down upon me, leaving me struggling to see through the overwhelming fog of worry that has surrounded […]

Predestination Choice

As I have grown older these past few years, I have slowly come to understand the immense importance of being able to create sensible expectations. That might sound common sense — and it is, really — but as with many ‘common sense’ ideas, it has a greater breadth and scope […]


Accepting my true identity seems to be of some importance. Or so says Mark Driscoll in his book Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ. I’ve been reading the book for a little while now, in the same vein as I have been reading most books […]

Identity: Saint

I find a great deal of enjoyment in following certain people on Twitter, and one such is Jonathan Martin, author of Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think? and pastor of Renovatus. This popped up in my Twitter feed when I was trying to go to […]

God’s Grace

Apologies for not stepping in for awhile, but life has been a) busy — I got sick, and didn’t have the ability to hand off much of my responsibility — and b) I haven’t felt like writing much. Call it a spiritual writers block, I guess. But right now, it’s […]

Continuing Joy

I’ve spent the better part of the last four days battling a cold through a variety of increasingly virulent stages, leaving me somewhat exhausted and fed-up. My condition has not been helped by my almost-pathological refusal to eat properly, leaving me waking up at odd times of the night, putting […]


My quiet time this morning was a God-directed move to pick up the next chapter of John Piper’s ‘What Jesus Demands from the World‘, to which I am amazingly grateful. Entitled ‘Always Pray and Do Not Lose Heart’, it was a perfectly timed balm to my heart. For one reason or […]

Please, God!

Today was rough, due in no small part to my own selfish stupidity. I am aware of Satan working, but a) I let him and b) we cannot allow ourselves to place all the blame on Satan. It gives him much more power than he deserves or is warranted, and […]

Turning Godward