Press On – Paul and Margie Sheely

Press On – an online Christian mental health course – gave Paul and Margie Sheely the opportunity to dig deep into a range of issues impacting their emotional and spiritual states.

Staying mentally and spiritually strong as a Christian woman

In the last few weeks, as I’ve chatted with a number of women, I’ve seen how adept they are at juggling and pivoting. But we have many balls to juggle in life. Our plans go awry, and those balls just start tumbling. And this is when we feel the weariness and stress and think, ‘I can’t keep doing this.’

Being resilient when we are depleted

‘As when a hungry man dreams, and behold, he is eating,and awakes with his hunger not satisfied,or as when a thirsty man dreams and behold, he is drinking,and awakes faint, with his thirst not quenched,’ Isaiah 29:8 A pretty bleak picture is painted here. Hunger and thirst, restless nights filled with vivid dreams, and awakening […]

A roadmap for the soul

The arterial roads in Massachusetts are infamous for their short onramps and thundering speeds. When I lived there a few years ago, I became skilled at slamming the accelerator before I was sure the way was clear, rapidly glancing over my (left) shoulder and hovering over the brake in anticipation of a car appearing from […]

The scent of water

“At least there is hope for a tree:If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil,Yet at the scent of water, it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.”  – Job 14:7-9Yesterday […]

How to persevere when your resilient doughnut is mouldy

“I lift up my eyes…My help comes from the Lord.”– Psalm 121  – Psalm 121  “My doughnut is looking a little mouldy at the moment,” said Mary during a Zoom group conversation.  Now retired, she spent most of her working life as a school counsellor and made use of a tool to teach resilience to […]

Remembering our unshakable God

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,”says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”  – Isaiah 54:10 Hills and mountains are unshifting things. On a fine clear day, I can see the Blue Mountains from the […]

When our world shakes: six ways to respond to COVID-19

Recent times have brought significant challenges to many within the Australian community. Drought, bushfires, severe storms have each taken their toll. And now there is the coronavirus. While certain words – catastrophic, unprecedented – have almost become clichés, the reality is that every one of us is being affected, often in ways we’ve never before […]

Lyn’s story

Lyn is a clinical psychologist and a Christian. Lyn describes the types of issues that her clients come to see her for help. Her approach looks at how to help build a person’s resilience. She believes that the Christian faith and Christian communities have an enormous amount to offer. Download video See all the 10/10 […]