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We all want to be strong. To have it all together. To make it on our own. Things happen and time and time again, our sinful pride rears it's head, convincing us that we are capable. Convincing us that we are strong, that we do not need anyone else. Nothing could be further from the truth. We need God in our lives and we need...

I can be a chronic over thinker. Always ruminating. Always trying to find answers or explanations even when there isn't one. I am learning to recognise that in my over thinking I am not trusting God. I am pridefully promoting myself to be queen of my life, rather than bowing down to the King who is ruler of everything. Overthinking can take many shapes and...

“Usually when I tell people, they don’t believe me. Especially not church people.”  My friend sniffed and raised a third tissue to blot at the pain that was seeping down her cheeks. It was these words that broke me. It was these words that made me reach for a tissue of my own. For the past 40 minutes of our conversation, she had been courageously sharing...

At Trellis we do not provide counselling directly. We are a resource centre. This means that we share resources, provide education and training and also link you together with counsellors that we think may be appropriate. We are continuing to refine and redevelop the counsellors that we recommend as a part of the resources that are available to you. If you see a counsellor, there are...

Emotions are hard. The can be confusing, disorienting and at times our emotional experience is so intense that we are completely overwhelmed. They are difficult to define and very hard to understand in ourselves and in those around us. So much of today’s culture teaches us to lead with the heart. We are taught that emotions are everything, that we should embrace them unconditionally. It seems...

We have been adding to our library. Please see below for five new books that we are super excited to read. Created to Care- God’s truth for anxious Moms, by Sara Wallace As a young mother you can be faced with so much change, difference and activity that it can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. There is always so many things that are happening and...

Some people are amazing story tellers. They can make some of the most mundane events seem like an adventure because of this incredible gift for spinning words together. We love to listen to them because we are all story tellers by nature. Stories are how we share experiences, they are how we make sense of the world. As we move through life, our own story...

SHAPED BY GOD - THINKING AND FEELING IN TUNE WITH THE PSALMS, BY JOHN PIPER Scripture teaches us so much about our emotions. As we spend time in God’s word, we learn that we have been given emotions so that we may worship and connect with God. When it comes to emotions, there is the tendency to fall in two opposite directions. One line of thought is that...

Casting all your anxieties on him because he cares for you – 1 Peter 5:7 Reading this brings many questions to mind. Casting all your anxieties on him… What does this mean? How do we do this What do we need to do cast our anxieties on God well? Perhaps, other questions also arise. Do I have anxieties? What are they? Am I a ‘real’ Christian if...

It’s been a noisy week. The unrest, riots, pain and anger from America has filled our news feeds, brought other, race related, news items in Australia to the fore. We have been bombarded with opinions, anger and anguish, statistics and objectivity, insecurity, love and hope and more people adding their voices to the noise, wishing for their story to be heard. These voices come at us alongside...