What a year … perhaps one I wouldn’t choose to rush back to repeat. Just me? As the year comes to a close and the beginning of a new year approaches, I’ve felt challenged to try take the good things of this past year and hold onto them, learn from them and use them asContinue reading “Finding My Voice”
I have started to wonder if in the place of creating space for the things I find hard, to think about them, think through them, cry about them, get angry with them and start to talk about them whether the grief of what I face begins to look and feel different. Where in fact I can find opportunity in the very thing that has caused so much pain to see a way forward and have the chance to learn more of who I am, why I am here and ultimately where I am going.
Lastly process is a place of growth. We all want the growth without the cost. Cost of taking time out to deal with things, of facing realities we would rather avoid, taking the hard conversations, re visiting the difficult relationships, bringing issues into the light that others would rather ignore or hide or choosing to fight for the things in our lives that matter even if it costs us.
I hate waiting. Always. I can’t think of a time when I have enjoyed waiting for something. I am such an action person and this is no bad thing but it does mean that in times of waiting I struggle. I have been on a waiting journey recently and as I have been reflecting onContinue reading “Waiting well.”
How has the last number of weeks been for you? Have you been in Isolation? We have, like many many others. However, I have found myself struggling a lot more than I thought I would. I tend to be someone who embraces a challenge as I like doing new things, so I thrive in circumstancesContinue reading “Learning to live in lockdown”
Broken is Best. We would never say that being broken is best. Our world mainly celebrates stories of strength or where we have ‘become strong’, even if that has been through brokenness. We rarely celebrate the process of being broken. Being broken is hard and causes many issues as we are in fact all brokenContinue reading “Broken is best.”
Hello, my name is Bridget Sunderland and I wanted to create a space to share some of the real and honest things that come with the craziness of family life and the journey of ministry. This is never going to be a neat, shiny or particularly well written blog as I sadly don’t have theContinue reading “Blog intro…”
Being a mum wasn’t something I spent my childhood looking forward to, dreaming about or wanting. To be honest I didn’t ever think much about becoming a mum. I have never felt particularly ‘motherly’, whatever that is meant to mean. I used to believe that to be a good mum you needed to feel ‘motherly’. I believedContinue reading “Becoming mum…failure is part of the game.”
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