By Celeste Jacobs-Richards It is common and normal for people to want to change, move away from or stop difficult emotions such as anger, fear, anxiety and the like. In order to look after oneself it is important to allow the feeling rather than fight or suppress it. We often use defense mechanisms to avoid […]
By Celeste Jacobs-Richards As we go through different experiences daily, some easier than others, some clearly understandable and others not, we need to be aware and mindful of our senses, thoughts and feelings in the here-and-now. Being mindful is acknowledging these parts of yourself, labelling them and accepting them without judgement. Think about what you […]
By Celeste Jacobs-Richards The world is going through trying, confusing and maybe anxiety provoking times with the Covid-19 pandemic. This has resulted in decreased structure, decreased social interaction, increased uncertainty, and many difficult emotions and thoughts for all. Stressors will reduce our capacity for coping and managing during challenging times. Take note, it is not […]
Church gatherings around the world are limited right now due to the battle against coronavirus. Many Christians are gathering at home with family or online with their churches and friends to celebrate the Lord’s Day. We want to celebrate communion with you! Though we may be far from each other and our movements may be […]
Church growth is not only about quantity, but quality. As leaders, our responsibility is to nurture this kind of growth in the people we lead so that they can take on the character of Jesus.