As Olympic Games competitors know very well, finding stillness under pressure makes a difference to both our experience and our performance. This difference we saw played out by Ash Barty on centre court at the Australian Open women’s tennis final in Melbourne this week. But we see it at all levels of sports participation, and … More The power of stillness … in sport, in life
In public and military hospitals, prisons, and hospices, when push comes to shove, there are not many who will rebuff a visit from the friendly Chaplain. These caring individuals provide spiritual nourishment by listening to all our fears and anxieties, a willing confidante giving us the opportunity to discuss existential questions in a non-threatening environment, … More Why pastoral care is integral to healthcare
“Innocence” can suggest vulnerability when dealing with evils like racism. But there’s a spiritual take on this quality that shows how it can touch a hardened heart – as a young white woman witnessed when threatened with punishment for helping black children. by Jane Hickson From the Christian Science Sentinel – June 11, 2020 Originally published in The … More Innocence that dissolves racism
For a real make-over, resolve to renovate from the inside out. Take time to explore the power of your spiritual pilot light to improve your life! … More Renovate from the inside out this New Year
Have you ever wondered what it really means to be spiritual? A great starting point is the first chapter of the Bible, Genesis, which says: “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them” (verses 27, 28). On this Sentinel Watch, … More What does it mean to be spiritual?
As we talked through the half-time state of play of his soccer match, my grandson expressed an openness to some helpful ideas I shared with him. He went back on and scored a goal immediately, and soon after I saw him patting a team-mate on the back following a similar success. Rather than counselling on … More Sports and spirituality are naturally connected