I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. (Galatians 5:16-17) This is a very personal story, about a very sensitive topic in Christian (and non-Christian) environments: intimacy and sexuality. It...Continue reading
The God-shaped Hole in my Heart
Christians often speak about the existence of a God-shaped hole in our heart. A place that can only be filled with God Himself. Over the past year I came to understand how this God-shaped hole had given direction to my life and my actions. For all of my life I desired love, wisdom and truth. I also felt this strange longing for being obedient to a teacher. I now can...Continue reading
Help, I don’t feel at home!
There are a few questions in life that I have asked myself more than all other questions: Who am I? Why do I feel so different from others? Where do I belong? Where is my home? When I was thinking about these questions it brought to mind a specific period in my life. My kind of people As a young, divorced mother of 2 girls I stood at the schoolyard...Continue reading
Searching for Love
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. .. Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:16, 18) For as long as I can remember I have been struggling with love. Understanding the ‘concept of love’. What it should look and feel like. In the community I grew...Continue reading