Blog Posts - On Life And Its Meaning



The Real Reason Beauty Leaves Us Breathless

The human heart craves beauty. It’s why we visit art galleries, gaze at photographs, seek out the window seat, give flowers to the sick. And it’s why I was so deeply overwhelmed one memorable day in the lagoon on Lord Howe Island... Natural beaut...
by Sheridan Voysey on Aug 30, 2016

A Prayer for Disappointed Olympians (and the Rest of Us)

Like me and probably like you, my friend Clare Chate watched a lot of the Rio Olympics. Moved by the public failures some of these athletes endured, she wrote this post and prayer—which I’m sure will prove helpful for all us non-athletes too...in...
by Sheridan Voysey on Aug 24, 2016

Need More Friendships? Here Are Four Things That Make Them Rich

'Who can you call in the middle of the night when everything has gone wrong?" When I first heard this question some years ago it shook me to the core. I didn't have an answer. Even recently, I've found myself in need of deeper friendships. So I did s...
by Sheridan Voysey on Aug 2, 2016

When Looking in the Mirror Isn’t Pretty

We’ve all had days we’d rather not see our reflection in life's big metaphorical mirror. Catching a glimpse of our true selves can sometimes leave us unimpressed. I had one of those moments one day at a 'driver survivor' rest stop in Australia. I...
by Sheridan Voysey on Jul 19, 2016

Hate Will Not Have the Final Say. A Note of Hope in a Tragic Week

British MP Jo Cox's murder yesterday sent the nation into shock, halted the EU referendum campaign, and sparked spontaneous vigils last night. It came just days after another history-making tragedy, the Orlando shooting. The loss of a young wife, mot...
by Sheridan Voysey on Jun 17, 2016

Unseen Footprints FREE Chapters

Could we have had encounters with the divine that we haven’t yet recognised as such? Could God be written into the drama of our lives as if played by a secondary character or an extra that we haven’t paid much attention to? Read or download the f...
by Sheridan Voysey on Jun 8, 2016

To Help a Friend with Depression, Here’s the Best Thing You Can Do

When I was asked to speak on mental health for BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought segment, I consulted my brilliant Facebook community. They shared deeply and with insight on just how we can be more accepting of those who suffer this way. The starting p...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 10, 2016

To Help a Friend with Depression, Here’s the Best Thing You Can Do

Picture by Helga Weber (CC BY-ND 2.0) According to the World Health Organisation, one-in-four of us will be affected by a mental health problem at some point. Mental illness can strike anyone irrespective of health, education or status, and one o...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 10, 2016

How to Help a Friend Experiencing Infertility

Since going public with our own story of childlessness Merryn and I are often asked how to support a family member or friend going through infertility. So, to mark National Infertility Awareness Week (USA) here's a video addressing some of those ques...
by Sheridan Voysey on Apr 26, 2016

In Praise of Serendipity, God’s Sneaky Surprises

You know those happy coincidences or unexpected discoveries that take us by surprise? We call it serendipity. Not all serendipity is chance, accident or coincidence. A good deal of it is in fact divine. Like my miraculous little encounter as I stood,...
by Sheridan Voysey on Apr 13, 2016

Guilty Pleasures: Should I Or Shouldn’t I?

When BBC Radio 2 asked me to talk about guilty pleasures, it wasn't my obsession with 80s soul and funk music, or my tendency to eat Nutella from the jar, or the sneaky flavours I sometimes add to my coffee, that was my deepest concern. It was my hab...
by Sheridan Voysey on Mar 15, 2016

What Would You Do With an Extra Day? Your Answer Matters

It's a leap year, and we've got a 'spare day' on the way—next Monday, February 29. But imagine I waved a magic wand and gave you an extra day, every week? How would you use it? Your answer will probably uncover what you most need or value. When the...
by Sheridan Voysey on Feb 23, 2016

Need Some Inspiration? Here’s 6 Stories to Brighten Your Day

Children living on a rubbish dump in Paraguay turn trash into music… A mute girl learns to speak… A violent, paraplegic and emotionally scarred lady learns that she’s deeply loved… An antique-lover receives a vintage sewing machine from heave...
by Sheridan Voysey on Jan 19, 2016

There is More to Them (and to You) Than You Realise

Frank Sinatra will forever be remembered for the song My Way, even though he hated it. The same thing happens to celebrities and politicians all the time as one song, controversy or policy failure becomes lodged in public memory. But there is more to...
by Sheridan Voysey on Dec 15, 2015

The Risk Worth Taking (by Christina Hubbard)

In this touching guest post, US writer Christina Hubbard shares her risky experiment of bringing estranged family members together for Christmas at her home. "What I feared was our history of back-handed hurtful comments," she writes. "As I made prep...
by Sheridan Voysey on Dec 13, 2015

056 Radical Islam is Filling a Spiritual Void, But There’s an Even More Radical Alternative

According to research, most French Islamists come from non-religious families. They are former secularists who are drawn into jihadist religion searching for meaning and purpose for their lives and a grand cause to live for. This is a desire every hu...
by Sheridan Voysey on Nov 25, 2015

054 Overcoming the 4 Forces that Destroy Relationships

When people ask me what personal discoveries I made reading the Sermon on the Mount every day for a month (then two months, then three), I mention the fact this famous speech is ultimately about resilience, that praying the Lord's Prayer can be a pow...
by Sheridan Voysey on Nov 3, 2015

053 If You Were to Write Your Life into a Short Story, What Would it Say? Here’s Mine

When you're an author doing media for your a book, it's an honour to have a journalist ask you questions that reach beyond the press release. That's what Amy Boucher-Pye did for me recently in preparation for a magazine article. 'If you were to write...
by Sheridan Voysey on Oct 27, 2015

Introducing My New Book Project: Resilient!

I’m excited! Very excited in fact. Today dear friends I announce to you my next book project called 'Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life'. It’s all about developing inner strength to weather life’s storms and flourish. The book re...
by Sheridan Voysey on Aug 11, 2015

Coming Face-to-Face with My 17 Year-Old Self

If you had a time machine, where would you go? Would you travel to the future or the past? What would you want to see or do, and why? That was the topic BBC Radio 2 producers gave me to talk about recently. And it brought to my mind a surreal experie...
by Sheridan Voysey on Jun 4, 2015


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