When a single mother with terminal cancer asked a nurse she'd met in the oncology ward to raise her son, neither could have imagined the miracles God had in store.
God Gave Me you tells the true story of how two incredible mothers met, the immediate bond they formed and the ups and downs of joining families as one's earthly life ebbed away. The miracle of these two families coming together demonstrates that family isn't always blood - sometimes it's made up of the people God gives you if you have a willing heart.
The numbers are staggering. More than a billion people live with chronic pain. Yet the perfect human body was created to repair and heal itself. Why are so many millions of people living well beneath healthy? Why does homeostasis seem … Continued
We were created by God and for God, and the only way to find true joy, peace, and contentment is by understanding and embracing his wisdom. Wisdom is not some highbrow philosophical concept, but rather a highly practical tool for … Continued
'Recovering Joy' involves more than following our social codes and conventions. It involves walking with God at our right hand, step by step in the radiant light of his presence. It involves remembering that we have already arrived at our destination - the safety of our Father's house - even as we continue on the pilgrim road that takes us through life.
It weaves imaginative story and profound reflections on a selection of psalms to trace a journey that many of us will relate to. The narrative begins in rootlessness and despair and takers a wanderer across the seato a series of islands. These are the setting for a succession of events and encounters through which emerges a progression from that initial rootlessness, through healing, to a rediscovery of the joy of feeling at the centre of God's loving purpose for our lives.
Naomi Starkey is a priest in the Church of Wales currently living and working on the Llyn Peninsula.