Hi there and thanks for finding your way to this page about me.
I have been a Christian for over thirty years. Looking back I think I have spent most of that time existing in some sort of spiritual coma, technically alive but not much really going on in there. While I have attended church, and tried to live out the Christian life, if I’m really honest, it’s fallen a long way short of living as the salt of the earth and light of the world that Christ intended (Matthew 5 13-16).
How is it that I can be knocked sideways by the Holy Spirit on a Sunday and then be scared to say grace at my own dining room table in front of a friend the very next day? I am also tired of the lie that serving God revolves around engaging in church based activities in my spare time, rather than using the opportunities and relationships He has already placed me in throughout the week, at work, home, with friends and family.
So this blog represents my attempt, in God’s strength and by His incredible grace to live it out every day, or at least to try to. I’d love your company on this journey. I know I will need all the help I can get!
I should probably also tell you that I am a single mum of three adult / teenage kids – one currently at University the other two still living at home with our cat, our fish and me. Professionally I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist as well as a Family Therapist and have worked in the NHS in England and Wales for the past 23 years. I get to lecture occasionally on a number of university courses and have worked as a Consultant Tutor for an independent Psychological Training and Consultancy organisation for over ten years.
In my spare time I love to walk in my local countryside, read, go to the cinema, and, still to my own amazement, to write. I am also an active member and leader of my local Elim Church.