I do not stand with Israel Folau, and it is neither helpful nor necessary, nor wise, nor Biblical, for other Christians to "stand" with him as has been recently proposed.
Stress relief? Self-awareness? Happiness? Check, check, and check. Regular stretching is one of the easiest ways to improve your health and wellness.
In my first session back after 6 months off with a neuromuscular disorder, I deadlifted more than my body weight; and I did it to prove a point.
"I experienced the depths of grief and despair over the death of a girl I had never known." --- This piece was both a reflection of how I had been affected by the horrific tragedy and a desperate plea from an utterly broken heart.
While our generation seems to love the idea of "truth" and "meditation", we have lost the ability to meditate on truth.
5 years ago, I wanted to spend all my time and money travelling to the far corners of the world. Today, I don’t want to be anywhere else but here.
In Tom Walker’s song ‘Leave a Light On’, there is a picture of the prodigal son. It is not only God’s role to wait and embrace the returning prodigal. As we have freely received the grace of God, we must freely give it. It is our duty, as disciples of Christ, to act as the father - waiting for our prodigal sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and friends to come back to their home and to their identity as children of God.
The forgotten message of Disney's Frozen - that true love is sacrifice, and that freedom is found in love, not isolation.